Allen & Overy outlines plans for major US IP push

A&O is searching for US IP litigation capability amid a worldwide strategy revamp, with expansion plans already taking place in London and Germany, The Lawyer can reveal.

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Why you might be accepting fake news without realising it

Do you believe everything you see? No matter how discerning or intelligent you are, we are all pre-programmed to be more accepting of information in certain contexts than others. While most of us are wise to the ‘Nigerian prince’ phishing scams of old, we are less likely to question an email from someone we know. We might question news on a website we’ve never seen before – but not in a publication we know well. And if we follow somebody high-profile on a social media platform we’re familiar with, like Instagram, chances are we take what they say at face value. It’s precisely because of this that mainstream media recently described influencer and celebrity accounts as ‘the gateway drug to fake news’.

Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.


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Royal London Asset Management appoints litigation adviser

Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has introduced its first litigation lot to its existing legal panel. Wedlake Bell has emerged as the investment management company’s litigator of choice and will act as its sole advisor. Head of commercial litigation David Golten will work as the firm’s client partner. Following its appointment the firm will handle all […]

Conyers hires head of private client & trust in Cayman and BVI

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Private Client & Trust team is one of the preeminent international offshore practices in the world. The Firm has recently strengthened that position with the addition of Robert Lindley as Counsel and Head of Private Client & Trust in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

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