Asian Lawyer

GSK's Record Fine Means More Compliance Work for Firms

A Chinese court recently handed down a $490 million penalty against the U.K. drugmaker for corruption, a sign the country's regulators are getting more aggressive with foreign companies. For investigations lawyers, it also signals a likely uptick in an already busy practice.


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  • Asian Lawyer

    Restitution Bid Fails in Wire Fraud Involving Kyrgyzstan

    By Andrew Keshner

    In a wire fraud case against a onetime investment banker connected to a now-deposed regime in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, a judge has ruled the prosecution's inability to identify exactly who the money was stolen from has made the task of restitution impossible.

  • Europe

    U.S. Group Supports Marriage-Equality Foes in Slovakia

    By Marcia Coyle

    Alliance Defending Freedom, among the leading opponents of same-sex marriage in the U.S. courts, is pressing that message abroad, this time before the Constitutional Court of Slovakia.

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  • Europe

    Gibson Dunn Grabs Former Head of Ashurst

    By Nathalie Pierrepont

    Charlie Geffen, who led the British firm for five years until he was replaced by dispute resolution partner Ben Tidswell in 2013, is joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's London office along with Ashurst corporate partner Mark Sperotto.

  • Asian Lawyer

    HWL Ebsworth Hires in Adelaide

    By Tom Brennan

    Former Finlaysons associate Peter Staniszewski has joined the Australian firm's banking and finance group.

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