Entries by leadersinlaw

FB given advice from Gibson Dunn over data scandal

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is advising Facebook in the ongoing probe into its data protection breaches, as it faces a £500,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Co-chair of the firm’s international arbitration practice group, dispute resolution partner Penny Madden is leading for Facebook in London, following a report by the ICO that claims […]

PwC launches new local law practice in Singapore

PwC launches new local law practice in Singapore with senior hire from top domestic firm. WongPartnership deputy chair leaves Singapore firm after 23 years to launch new local operation for PwC. PwC has hired Rachel Eng, the deputy chair of Singaporean firm WongPartnership, to launch a new local law practice for the Big Four firm.

Types of Telecommunications Business License in Thailand

The Telecommunications Business Act B.E. 2544 (2001) (“TBA”) provides that a person operating a telecommunications service in Thailand is required to obtain a license. “Telecommunications Service” is defined under the Act on the Organization to Assign Radio Frequency and to Regulate Broadcasting and Telecommunications Services B.E. 2553 (2010) as:  “A service which provides the emission, […]

Ward McKimm to exit Freshfields after three years

Ward McKimm, the high yield star that made Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer break its lockstep, is leaving the firm after three years. In a shock lateral move, McKimm is rejoining his old firm Shearman & Sterling as a partner in the capital markets practice. At the time of his joining Freshfields, The Lawyer reported that a […]

Latham partner moves to DLA’s Frankfurt office

DLA Piper has snared a corporate partner from Latham & Watkins‘ Frankfurt office, as the firm continues to bolster its capital market divisions in Germany. Roland Maass will be joining the firm from Latham, where he has been a partner since 2006. His practice mainly focuses on capital markets transactions, advising domestic and international companies […]

A&O snares Shearman & Sterling M&A veteran

Allen & Overy has strengthened its M&A practice in New York with the hire of a partner from Shearman & Sterling’s corporate practice. Stephen Besen joins the magic circle firm after 17 years at Shearman & Sterling, further bolstering its US M&A practice. Besen began his legal career in 1983 at Weil Gotshal & Manges. At […]