The former Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case controller for its high-profile battle with the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) has resurfaced as a partner at a US firm which only launched in London earlier this year. John Gibson has joined Cohen & Gresser’s London office – which opened in May – to launch the firm’s […]
Clyde & Co is set to provide legal services to a new consortium of banks and traders launching a blockchain-based platform to digitalise commodities trading processes. Komgo SA is a new Switzerland-based partnership that brings together powerhouse banks and stakeholders in the oil industry, including ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole Group, Gunvor, ING, Koch […]
Linklaters is piloting an idea generation platform to develop new solutions to common problems in an effort to boost lawyers’ engagement in innovation. Ideas Pathway, a technology platform created by software company Hype Enterprise, allows the firm’s lawyers to submit ideas from any device and to collaborate on the review and development of the pitches. […]
A Russian billionaire being sued by a former business partner has failed in his attempts to not have the details of a worldwide freezing order (WFO) on assets worth up to $350m disclosed to the claimant in a recent High Court judgment. Fishing magnate Vitaly Orlov, advised by Macfarlanes head of fraud James Popperwell, is […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has retained the top spot in UK M&A rankings for Q3, having ranked second behind Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in Q1. According to data from Thomson Reuters, Freshfields announced 55 UK-based deals between July and the end of September, totalling $115.4bn. The firm’s work on Comcast’s Sky bid paid dividends. Davis Polk & Wardwell, […]
Ahead of the ‘Managing GDPR without breaching GDPR‘ webinar The Lawyer will be hosting in association with Epiq, we caught up Vodafone head of legal compliance Andrew Yorston, Epiq senior director for professional services Europe Martin Bonney, Covington & Burling special counsel Kristof Van Quathem and McDermott Will & Emery partner Ashley Winton to get an insight into some of the issues they will be touching upon during their session.