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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]

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Bindmans set for CoA in Tony Nicklinson ‘right to die’ case

Bindmans is taking the Tony Nicklinson ‘right to die’ case to the Court of Appeal (CoA) after his wife Jane was given permission to proceed with her late husband’s legal battle. The civil rights firm’s partner Saimo Chahal and Doughty Street Chambers’ Paul Bowen QC are instructed on the case which is challenging the legal […]

Ropes client Google drops claims against Microsoft after FTC agreement

Google subsidiary Motorola has asked the US International Trade Commission to drop two patent infringement claims from its complaint against Microsoft, putting to rest part of a case that has pitted Motorola counsel Ropes & Gray against Sidley Austin. The motion comes days after the search engine reached an antitrust settlement with the US Federal […]

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Bredin Prat makes rare lateral hire from Gide

French firm Bredin Prat has made its first lateral hire for 18 months, picking up Gide Loyrette Nouel restructuring partner Olivier Puech. Puech will start work at Bredin Prat tomorrow (11 January) after over 14 years as a partner at Gide, where he headed the firm’s corporate restructuring team. The last lateral for Bredin Prat […]

Gibson Dunn receives approval to return to Beijing

US firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has secured approval from China’s Ministry of Justice to open a representative office in Beijing, almost 10 years after the firm closed its China presence. Gibson Dunn’s Beijing office, which is expected to be opened in the coming months, will be the firm’s third location in Asia, following its […]

Appleby elects Asia-based partner as new group chair

Appleby has become the second major offshore firm to elect a female head, picking Hong Kong partner Frances Woo as its new chairman. Woo takes over from Peter Bubenzer with immediate effect, ahead of Bubenzer’s retirement in March after 32 years at the firm. Her appointment follows the news last year that Walkers had elected […]

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