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 […]
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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.
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, 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 […]
Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi is set to open an office in New York City, its first in the Western Hemisphere. The office, which will be launched in the autumn of 2018, will be led by senior corporate partner Katsuyuki Yamaguchi and have eight other lawyers. It will provide legal services across all aspects […]
Eversheds Sutherland has launched crowdsourcing platform Idea Drop at the firm’s New York partner conference ahead of a wider global rollout in September as management sets out its innovation agenda for the firm. The announcement was revealed at Eversheds’ recent conference, just its second as a merged firm, with co-CEOs Lee Ranson and Mark Wasserman looking […]
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 […]
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 […]
City capital markets partner Richard Trobman takes the reins at US legal giant Latham & Watkins has announced that London-based capital markets partner Richard Trobman has won a partnership election to be the global legal giant’s next chair and managing partner.
Adviser to tech giants such as Google, Twitter and LinkedIn to open Old Street office US west coast tech leader Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is opening an office in London as the firm sets its sights on a push into the UK technology and […]