Europe

European Commission to Offer Guidelines on 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Four months after Europeans gained the right to petition Google Inc. to alter the search results that pop up with their names, the European Commission has begun offering guidelines for how European courts should handle such "right to be forgotten" complaints.

Firms

  • Asian Lawyer

    TMI Wants to Make Japan's Big Four a Big Five

    By Tom Brennan

    The gap between the country's top firms and the rest of Japan’s legal market has always been seen as unbridgeable. But TMI Associates is determined to challenge that status quo.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Stephenson Harwood Shutters Guangzhou Office

    By Anna Zhang

    The U.K. firm has also lost its sole resident lawyer in Beijing, and is currently looking for new lawyers to work from the Chinese capital.

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Deals

  • Asian Lawyer

    Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

    By Anna Zhang

    *Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing
    *Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment
    *Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

  • Asian Lawyer

    Latham, Davis Polk on FountainVest's First U.S. Buy

    By Anna Zhang

    The Chinese private equity firm is paying up to $800 million for a controlling stake in auto supplier Key Safety Systems.

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Disputes

  • Europe

    Chadbourne, Boies Square Off as U.S. Guards Iran Secrets

    By Jan Wolfe

    Chadbourne's Abbe Lowell and Lee Wolosky of Boies Schiller are no strangers to sensational cases. Exhibit A: billionaire Victor Restis' defamation lawsuit against United Against Nuclear Iran, which was thrown back into the headlines over the weekend by the government's plea to toss the case.

  • Europe

    The Global Lawyer: Russia's Best Chance to Annul the Yukos Award

    By Michael D. Goldhaber

    Dutch courts like arbitration winners, and the Dutch don't like Russia. But if you're a former superpower staring down the barrel at a $50 billion award, you take your chances and look for your best argument.

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People

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