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April 5, 2012 6:44 PM

The Global Lawyer: The Perils of State Human Rights Litigation

It remains a good bet that state law will loom large in a post-Kiobel world.

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04/05/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

April 2, 2012 8:00 PM

The Bankruptcy Files: 'Pink Slime,' Sino-Forest, and Pinnacle Take the Plunge

Jones Day, Davis Polk, Pachulski Stang, Akin Gump, and Hogan Lovells have landed roles on the latest round of bankruptcy filings by a trio of embattled companies: AFA Foods, Pinnacle Airlines, and Sino-Forest.

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04/02/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

March 28, 2012 6:58 PM

From Singapore to Switzerland, More Law Firm Merger Talks and Tie-Ups

While Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy and Singapore's Allen & Gledhill may have called off discussions about a potential tie-up, other firms from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. have acknowledged agreements and talks with merger and alliance partners.

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03/28/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

U.K. Retailer To Offer Legal Services After Receiving ABS License

The Co-operative Group, whose diversified range of member-owned businesses already includes nationwide grocery and financial services chains, is one of the first three entities to be granted Alternative Business Structure (ABS) licenses, the Solicitors Regulation Authority announced Wednesday.

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03/28/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

March 23, 2012 6:00 AM

Continental Breakfast: The Dark Art of Law Firm Valuation

A London-based corporate finance advisory firm claims to have solved the law firm valuation conundrum. Its new report names Allen & Overy as the U.K.'s most valuable law firm—ahead of Magic Circle rivals Freshfields and Linklaters.

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03/23/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

March 19, 2012 4:00 PM

The Global Lawyer: Human Rights Plaintiffs Can't Even Pick Their Poison

Could anything be worse for alien tort claimants than arguing before a hostile Supreme Court on corporate liability, as the plaintiffs in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell did last month? Yes, it turns out.

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03/19/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

March 13, 2012 6:00 AM

Continental Breakfast: Tony Angel's To-Do List and the Future of DLA Piper

The former Linklaters managing partner turned his old firm into a global, moneymaking powerhouse. Now he takes on a new project: building DLA Piper into a more streamlined, profitable, and cohesive entity.

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03/13/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

March 1, 2012 6:50 PM

With Pro Bono Project, Baker & McKenzie Takes Aim at World's Social Ills

The firm's lawyers are lending their expertise to a new Patent and Trademark Office project that offers faster patent approvals to a select group of applicants who vow to use their intellectual property to, among other things, fight hunger, develop clean energy technology, and cure deadly diseases.

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03/01/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

February 27, 2012 6:00 AM

Continental Breakfast: Linklaters Chief Loses One-Horse Race

Managing partner Simon Davies fails to win reelection--despite being the only candidate. More than 120 Links partners abstained from voting.

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02/27/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

February 23, 2012 5:16 PM

The Global Lawyer: Treaty Arbitration Clashes with Human Rights (or at least with Ecuador's Courts)

If nothing else, last week's events in the most riveting spectacle in global litigation taught us that none of the main players in this drama are ready to stand down.

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02/23/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

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