Archive for August, 2016

DLA launches office in Miami and seals alliance with Venezuelan firm

DLA Piper has bolstered its Latin America practice with an office launch in Miami and an alliance with a Venezuelan law firm, reports The Am Law Daily. The firm has recruited Squire Sanders & Dempsey partners Pedro Martinez-Fraga and Ryan Reetz to launch the Miami base, both of who predominantly advise Latin American clients on international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. The Venezuelan firm, Inte...

21 Feb 11:54 AM 0 Read More...

Clifford Chance merges with Australian firms

Clifford Chance has merged with two boutique Australian firms, marking the second foray by a major English firm into the country this year. The magic circle firm will merge with Sydney firm Chang, Pistilli & Simmons, and with Perth firm Cochrane Lishman Carson Luscombe. The combined operation, which takes on the Clifford Chance name, will add 14 partners to the firm’s network. Clifford Chance said that it p...

21 Feb 8:04 AM 0 Read More...

Sri Lanka and India coal project hit by legal queries

  A state joint venture coal power plant between India and Sri Lanka which has been negotiated for several years has been hit by further delays following legal queries from the island nation, a media report said. India's National Thermal Power Corporation and Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board has been talking on a 500 MegaWatt 50:50 joint venture coal plant in the Eastern coastal town on Trincomalee from 2006...

18 Feb 3:41 PM 0 Read More...

UBS recruits former Deutsche lawyer as first Asia-Pacific GC

Deutsche Bank UK veteran brought in for new UBS regional role UBS has hired its first Asia-Pacific general counsel, appointing former Deutsche Bank UK deputy general counsel Kevin Wilkey to the new role. The Deutsche Bank veteran joined UBS in Hong Kong earlier this week (14 February), having resigned from Deutsche's London arm at the end of last year in the wake of a number of changes to the in-house legal team. At ...

18 Feb 11:48 AM 0 Read More...

New pan-EU patent plan will be adopted by 25 of EU's 27 countries, says Commission

All but two EU countries will participate in a scaled-down European patent plan, the European Commission has said. The stalled process will be adopted by every EU country except Italy and Spain, a spokeswoman told OUT-LAW.COM. The European Parliament yesterday backed the plan, which is designed to break a decades-old deadlock on translation costs for EU patents. The current EU patent system demands that translatio...

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