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Law Firms Tout Cybersecurity CredCorporate-Tax Reform Without TearsBaker & McKenzie's 'mobility' chops reflect firm's early path to global growthMove to fine-tune corporate lawBeyond Walmart; Ralph Nader's Opinion Piece Calls Big Corporations 'Unpatriotic'Corporate law review project rejuvenatedHarris Kyriakides LLC | Accreditation by Legal 500 in Corporate and M&AThe 2013 Corporate ScorecardDowntown law firm Thorp Reed & Armstrong in mergerEX-LAWYER: I Was Tainted Forever After Getting Laid Off From A Big New York ...Big Business Spars Over Rewriting Tax CodeRalph Nader: How Big Corporations Are Unpatriotic - OpEdHP Names Deputy GC to Oversee DealsVoters will choose judges, state superintendent April 2How Big Corporations are Unpatriotic

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White & Case, Haynes & Boone, Weil: Business of Law
BloombergMarch 1, 2013

White & Case LLP hired five Linklaters LLP capital markets lawyers in Paris, all of whom join the firm as partners. Philippe Herbelin, Cenzi Gargaro and Séverin Robillard were partners at Linklaters. Gilles Endréo, formerly a partner at Linklaters ...more »

Status Check – Boilerplate Clauses
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 7, 2013

Many of the boilerplate clauses in the commercial contracts often go without negotiations and modifications irrespective of the fact that a court ruling or any subsequent amendment in law has created doubts with respect to the enforceability or ...more »

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Law Firms Tout Cybersecurity Cred
Wall Street JournalMarch 31, 2013

While a forensics firm such as Kroll can detect malware, scour network-access logs or understand the modus operandi of a foreign hacking group, if Kroll is contracted directly by the company rather than by an outside lawyer, that work is unlikely to be ...more »

Corporate-Tax Reform Without Tears
Wall Street JournalMarch 31, 2013

Corporate executives have made financing decisions based on good-faith beliefs about the tax law going forward, so it might be unfair to deny a full deduction for interest payments on existing debt. Any restrictions to interest deductions should be ...more »

Baker & McKenzie's 'mobility' chops reflect firm's early path to global growth
Washington PostMarch 31, 2013

Baker was also an earlier adopter of an outsourcing model that more and more law firms are turning to as a cost-cutting measure, opening an “offshore unit” in Manila in 2000 to handle IT, billing and other administrative functions. That outpost, a ...more »

Move to fine-tune corporate law
DAWN.comMarch 31, 2013

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has established a secretariat dedicated to upgrade the existing 'corporate law' to suit the new requirements. The new law will offer tailored solutions to specific needs of the ...more »

Beyond Walmart; Ralph Nader's Opinion Piece Calls Big Corporations 'Unpatriotic'
Litchfield County TimesMarch 31, 2013

Their antennae point to places where taxes are very low, labor is wage slavery, independent unions are non-existent, governments have their hands out, and equal justice under the rule of law does not exist. China, for ... The corporate law firms for ...more »

Corporate law review project rejuvenated
The Express TribuneMarch 30, 2013

The new corporate law will serve as a tailored solution to the specific needs of Pakistan's corporate sector. PHOTO: FILE. ISLAMABAD: In an effort to ensure timely completion of the much-awaited review of the country's existing corporate laws...more »

Harris Kyriakides LLC | Accreditation by Legal 500 in Corporate and M&A
Linex Legal (registration) (press release)March 30, 2013

In the 2013 editorial of Legal 500, one of the world's largest legal referral guide, Harris Kyriakides LLC has been recommended as a leading Cyprus law firm for its work in Cyprus corporate law and M&A transactions. The Legal 500 has been published for ...more »

The 2013 Corporate Scorecard
Connecticut Law TribuneMarch 30, 2013

Given all the things stacked against the global economy in 2012, it might come as a surprise that the value of corporate transactions was up in both mergers and acquisitions and capital markets work. According to Thomson Reuters, the value of worldwide ...more »

Downtown law firm Thorp Reed & Armstrong in merger
Tribune-ReviewMarch 30, 2013

The move to combine resources comes as many large law practices have been struggling with lower demand for corporate legal services, which has crimped profitability and led to cuts at some firms. Conn, who will remain managing partner of Thorp Reed's ...more »

EX-LAWYER: I Was Tainted Forever After Getting Laid Off From A Big New York ...
Business InsiderMarch 30, 2013

Our source went to law school in New York City and started scouring law firm websites for job openings after graduation. Even then, he says, there was an oversupply of lawyers, so job hunting wasn't easy. He eventually spotted the name of a former ...more »

Big Business Spars Over Rewriting Tax Code
Wall Street JournalMarch 29, 2013

The differences between the RATE and LIFT groups reflect the tax situations of their members. Although the law sets a 35% tax rate—now highest among developed countries—the average company, after taking account of deductions and credits, actually ...more »

Ralph Nader: How Big Corporations Are Unpatriotic - OpEd
Eurasia ReviewMarch 29, 2013

Their antennae point to places where taxes are very low, labor is wage slavery, independent unions are non-existent, governments have their hands out, and equal justice under the rule of law does not exist. China, for ... The corporate law firms for ...more »

HP Names Deputy GC to Oversee Deals
The National Law JournalMarch 29, 2013

But given the scrutiny of the Autonomy acquisition, which was written down by $8.8 billion last fall, HP may have done well to hire from outside, said Eric Talley, a corporate law professor at UC-Berkeley who follows the company closely. "A qualified ...more »

Voters will choose judges, state superintendent April 2
Richmond-NewsMarch 29, 2013

She practiced civil litigation law as a partner in an Eau Claire law firm from 1983 to 2000. She was elected to Eau County judge in 2000 and reelected in 2006 and 2012. Stark was appointed dean of the Wisconsin Judicial ... Her website is roggensack ...more »

How Big Corporations are Unpatriotic
CounterPunchMarch 29, 2013

Their antennae point to places where taxes are very low, labor is wage slavery, independent unions are non-existent, governments have their hands out, and equal justice under the rule of law does not exist. China, for example, has fit that description ...more »

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