US special counsel Robert Mueller has charged Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom associate Alex Van Der Zwaan with making false statements as part of the FBIs’ investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
President Trump’s recent trademark applications in China have sparked a new wave of ethical concerns in the US. But like many foreign businesses and global brands, The Trump organisation needs to come up with a sound trademark protection strategy.
Boards expect their general counsel to play a pivotal role in Brexit planning. But does reality match expectations? Despite recent Brexit developments, uncertainty remains over the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Large companies are responding to this uncertainty by triggering their contingency plans. According to a survey of 100 large UK listed and unlisted […]
Latham & Watkins partner Ayesha Waheed has left the firm after over a decade to join Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ London office. Waheed joined Latham in 2008 from Clifford Chance, where she had spent three years as a foreign lawyer in the banking and finance department of its Frankfurt office. She focused on project finance, […]
Commercial set Twenty Essex has hired a barrister from Walkers to add to its civil fraud and asset tracing team. Sarah Tresman has spent three years as a litigation lawyer in the Cayman Islands. Previously she was a barrister at Twenty Essex for seven years, where she began her career. She returns to the chambers […]
Milbank has made its second hire from Allen & Overy in 2019, recruiting the firm’s head of fraud to lead a new group in its City office. Mona Vaswani, who is also the head of firm’s UK banking, finance and regulatory litigation practice, will join Milbank after spending 26 years at the magic circle firm […]
White & Case’s UK and Africa staff numbers went down by 2 per cent over 2018, its accounts have revealed, after a six-year period of rapid growth across both jurisdictions. Over 2018, the firm’s employee headcount dropped from 633 to 619, with a fall in both fee-earner and non fee-earner numbers. The average number of […]
It’s been a week that litigation funder Burford Capital would rather forget, while legal tech providers have flocked to offer services on the new “one stop” solution for the industry. Here are the key takeaways. Reynen Court’s one-stop shop still has much to prove Reynen Court, the platform claiming to be a “one-stop” tech solution […]