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Trowers & Hamlins first to tap Malaysian legal market

Known as Southeast Asia’s hub for financial institutions and Islamic finance, Malaysia has been a closed shop to international law firms – until now. Last year the country passed laws to allow foreign firms to enter the country via a partnership with an established Malaysian firm. It also unveiled plans to issue up to five […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 24 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey is out and lawyers are getting in on the action. No, not like that, although what you do in your private lives is none of our concern. But for a little piece of legal-related Fifty Shades gossip, check in with The Lawyer’s legendary diarist, Tulkinghorn, who’s come out of retirement and […]

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Brown Rudnick on point as World Health Organisation mandates use of non-reusable syringes

Brown Rudnick European IP head Alexander Carter-Silk has been advising the inventor of non-reusable syringes as the life-saving invention receives World Health Organisation (WHO) backing. The WHO announced yesterday (23 February) that it was mandating Marc Koska’s K-1 Auto Disable syringes for all therapeutic use in a bid to save millions of lives. The policy […]

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Germany’s Flick Gocke Schaumburg launches Hamburg office

German firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg (FGS) has announced it is launching in Hamburg later this year, its fifth domestic office. The firm is not hiring anyone to open the office, but is relocating several partners to the northern German city. Tax specialists Arne von Freeden and Johannes Baßler are heading up the new venture. Associate partners […]

New China cyber security rules are part of a concerning trend, says Eversheds

EU and US businesses are asking their governments for urgent help in stopping the implementation of new Chinese cyber security regulations that could undermine the ability of foreign companies to participate in the banking IT market in China. Paula Barrett, partner and head of privacy and information law at Eversheds, comments: “This move can be seen […]

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