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FCPA update — November 2012

In this issue: US enforcement agencies issue extensive new FCPA guidance; recent surveys highlight anti-corruption trends facing companies; Italy adopts new anti-corruption law. Click on the link above to download this Debevoise & Plimpton briefing.

Tom Crone

Position: Former News International head of legal A week after James Murdoch implied that his lawyers had failed to inform him about the extent of Hackgate, Tom Crone resigned from the company. A stalwart of the Fleet Street legal set, Crone is highly regarded in media circles and is seen as a tough negotiator. In 2007 he told a parliamentary select […]

Korieh Duodu

Impossible task

Freedom of speech is likely to be the scapegoat of Lord Justice Leveson’s report, says Korieh Duodu Before we can look at what Lord Justice Leveson should propose, we have to grapple with his terms of reference – this was a knee-jerk political move to stave off critics of Number 10’s cosy relationship with certain […]

DLA and Freshfields earn £775k in fees from BT acquisition

DLA Piper and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are set to share an estimated £775,000 in legal fees after winning advisory roles on British Telecommunications’ (BT) acquisition of IT services company Tikit. Public deal documents filed by the parties state estimated legal fees of £500,000 paid by BT, which was advised by panel firm Freshfields, with DLA […]


Jones Lang LaSalle highlights real estate pressures for top firms

A growing number of ‘squeezed middle’ firms are looking to cut their real estate costs through sub-letting, double occupancy or mergers, the annual report from property services provider Jones Lang LaSalle has confirmed. The firm’s report into global real estate trends, published next week, focuses on the impact on firms of the tough economic and […]

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