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 […]
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has expanded the reach of its in-house startup accelerator to about 20 countries, expecting to engage 150 startups worldwide by the end of the year. The programme, dubbed CMS EquIP, provides startups and businesses at various stages of development access to potential investors and discounted legal support from the firm’s fee-earners. […]
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is to move from its City home in Dashwood House to 100 Bishopsgate when the building is completed. The firm’s London head Greg Petrick has set out a gauntlet for growth, with the US firm taking enough space for 120 lawyers in the new building. The London headcount is currently at […]
Flybmi has become the latest airline to enter into administration, with the company citing Brexit uncertainty as one of the main reasons for its collapse. DWF is acting for the administrators BDO, with a team led by Leeds-based associate partner Matthew Brown. The airline cancelled all flights over the weekend with immediate effect. DWF is understood to […]
In a move that furthers the UK firm’s reach on the West Coast, Taylor Wessing has entered into a non-exclusive joint relationship agreement with California’s Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The relationship, which is not exclusive, means Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini can support each other on life sciences and tech deals in particular. Some […]
Former Linklaters marketing head Frank Mellish has agreed to destroy documents shared between him and the firm, in relation to matters he said would expose “the ongoing struggle [the firm] has with women in the workplace”.
After identifying London and New York as key offices for expansion, King & Spalding has revealed that City turnover increased by 12 per cent to over $48m in 2018. King & Spalding’s City figures have been up and down in the last few years, with turnover rising 14 per cent over 2015 only to fall […]