Archive for July, 2016

US healthcare law approved by Supreme Court

Key parts of the US healthcare law have been approved by the US Supreme Court, signalling a victory for President Obama and one which will have a significant impact on the US healthcare industry.   The reforms look to cover 30 million people with medical insurance and begin the foundation of state-based insurance exchanges over the next two years.   Commenting on the ruling, Obama said: “Whatever the ...

29 Jun 11:46 AM 0 Read More...

RPC opens in Hong Kong with 40-strong team

City law firm RPC (Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP) will be opening a Hong Kong office in August with an initial team of over 40 people, including five partners.   The partners – who will be joining from legacy Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) and local law firm CdB and JC & Co – are: ·         Jason Carmichael       ...

29 Jun 11:03 AM 0 Read More...

Ogier acts in one of 2012's largest UK commercial property deals

Ogier acted for institutional investors on the purchase of One Plantation Place, one of the largest office buildings in the City of London, in a transaction valued at around $759 million.  This is thought to be one of the largest UK commercial property deals of 2012 to date.   Situated in the insurance district close to Lloyds of London, One Plantation Place currently has a number of insurance companies, pr...

29 Jun 9:23 AM 0 Read More...

Herbert Smith Freehills to be top integrated firm in the Asia Pacific region and new global force

International law firms Herbert Smith and Freehills have confirmed that their partnerships have voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging to create a new firm, Herbert Smith Freehills. The firm will focus on providing an integrated service to clients across its 20 offices.  This will be a full equity merger, with a single profit pool from day one. Launch of the firm is targeted for 1 October 2012.   A globa...

28 Jun 10:10 AM 0 Read More...

Microsoft's EU antitrust appeal lost

Microsoft has lost a long running antitrust appeal in the EU General Court, who said it ‘essentially upholds the Commission's decision’, according to the BBC.   The software giant was fined €899 million four years ago for failing to comply with orders given in 2004 to provide specific pieces of product information to competitors.   Despite the upholding of the ruling, the fine has been redu...

27 Jun 2:55 PM 0 Read More...