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February 21, 2012 12:25 PM

In a U.K. First, High Court Judge 'Likes' Facebook for Serving Legal Claims on Missing Defendant

In a landmark ruling issued Tuesday, a U.K. high court judge approved the use of the social networking site to track down a disgraced derivatives broker being sued by the investment management company he duped.

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02/21/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

February 10, 2012 4:03 PM

The Global Lawyer: Global Class Actions After Morrison

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision, where else in the world besides U.S. federal courts might global securities class actions be filed? And could an international treaty someday govern them?

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02/10/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

Continental Breakfast: Three U.K. Firms Ink External Investment Deals As Legal Services Shakeup Starts

The first installment of a new early morning column by The American Lawyer's chief European correspondent Chris Johnson, covering the tastiest events on the European legal menu. This week's special: The future of U.K. law firm ownership.

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02/10/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

February 7, 2012 1:50 PM

Skadden Launches German Capital Markets Practice As Corporate Bond Boom Gathers Pace

Shearman's European practice head Stephan Hutter and fellow securities partner Katja Kaulamo will join Skadden's Frankfurt office later this month as the latter firm seeks to capitalize on the booming corporate bond market.

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02/07/12 Posted by Chris Johnson

January 27, 2012 6:45 PM

The Global Lawyer: Where the Second Circuit Leaves Chevron

The Second Circuit's sweeping rejection of Chevron's attempt to use a New York federal court to halt worldwide enforcement of an $18 billion Ecuadorian judgment places the international arbitrators center stage--and raises questions about the limits of arbitral power.

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01/27/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

January 25, 2012 5:01 PM

The Global Lawyer: The Global Securities Case of the Decade (So Far)

In September 2003, George Conway of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz e-mailed colleagues with a head-scratcher about a client matter that just came in the door. An Australian bank had been hit with a U.S. securities action by Australian plaintiffs on the foundation of shares bought in Australia. "Can they do that???" asked Conway.

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01/25/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

January 10, 2012 3:10 PM

The Global Lawyer: For Chevron in Ecuador, One Door Closes as Another Opens

What do you do if you're a multinational, and an $18 billion judgment against you has been affirmed on initial appeal? You try everything you can think of, that's what.

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01/10/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

January 5, 2012 5:24 PM

The Global Lawyer: Ecuador Court Affirms $18 Billion Ruling Against Chevron; Is Settlement Near?

Does Tuesday's highly anticipated ruling by an Ecuadorian appellate court mean Chevron and Ecuadorian plaintiffs will finally opt to settle the knockdown, draggeg out Lago Agrio litigation? We're not holding our breath.

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01/05/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

December 23, 2011 1:58 PM

The Global Lawyer: The Global Lawyer of the Year

It's not every arbitration that reorders the economic and geopolitical map. David Kavanagh of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom not only stopped a $16 billion share swap between BP and Rosneft in its tracks, but he also paved the way for Exxon to exploit vast oil reserves in the Russian Arctic.

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12/23/11 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

December 8, 2011 12:26 PM

End of Libyan Unrest Has Mideast Firm Prepping Tripoli Office Launch

United Arab Emirates–based Al Tamimi & Company is set to establish an outpost in Libya's capital in early 2012.

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12/08/11 Posted by Chris Johnson

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