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    4 octobre 2018 Acritas’ second annual Global Alternative Legal Brand Index sees PwC Legal emerge as the new leader in 2018.

    New research from legal market experts Acritas reveals the dramatic growth of the Big Four’s legal brands among alternative legal service providers. This Index has been established to identify the strongest brands within this new and rapidly growing part of the broader global legal industry. Senior in-house counsel were asked to name organizations that provide […]

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    The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier professional organizations comprised of preeminent trial lawyers from the U.S. and Canada, has installed Jeffrey S. Leon, LSM of Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto, Ontario, as its 69th President to lead the College during the coming year. He is the second Canadian to serve […]

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  3. 30 septembre 2018 Fake trades to market result in criminal convictions of brokerage firms

    U.K.-Based Brokerage Firm TFS-ICAP LIMITED, and Its U.S.-Based Affiliate TFS-ICAP LLC, Plead Guilty to Securities Fraud for Posting Fake Trades in Emerging Market Foreign Exchange Currency Options Companies Must Implement Remedial Procedures Verified by Independent Monitor, Remove High-Level Managers, Pay $1.15 Million in Penalties, and Cooperate in AG’s Ongoing Criminal Investigation of Managers and Brokers […]

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    Settlement with 50 States & DC Also Requires Uber to Adopt Model Data Breach Notification and Data Security Practices, Corporate Integrity Program; Hire Independent Third Party to Assess Data Security Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced an agreement with ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to settle allegations it intentionally concealed a 2016 data breach in […]

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    28 septembre 2018 19 million euros for the movie-star villa owned by Carlo Ponti, husband of Sophia Loren

    1,300 square metres of luxury with elements dating back 2,000 years The magnificent villa once owned by Carlo Ponti, successful film producer and husband of actress Sophia Loren, is currently for sale in Rome. The villa (http://www.lionard.com/luxurious-estate-on-the-appian-way-in-rome.html) is located in the Appian Way Park, one of the Eternal City’s most beautiful and prestigious areas, it is […]

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    17 septembre 2018 Beware of Dubai’s money traps

    66 year old Australian national Joseph Sarlak may spend the rest of his life in a Qatari prison after a local partner allegedly embezzled his company’s funds, and Australians are voicing their anger In 2004, Queensland native Joseph Sarlak opened Clearspan Technology in Qatar. According to the investment rules at the time, Sarlak needed to appoint […]

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    17 septembre 2018 MP David Lametti reappointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

    Following the cabinet shuffle in August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today unveiled a new team of parliamentary secretaries who will assist cabinet members in their ministerial functions. It is with great pleasure that the member for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun, David Lametti, has been reappointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. He […]

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    23 août 2018 Top Firm Litigator to Lead New Montreal Office of Commercial Litigation Funder Bentham IMF

    Company hires Pierre-Jérôme Bouchard, litigation partner at McCarthy Tétrault, to head new office; Bentham’s expansion is driven by widespread interest in litigation finance and favorable jurisprudence concerning funding Bentham IMF, a world-leading commercial litigation finance company, opened an office in Montreal this week, hiring McCarthy Tétrault litigator, Pierre-Jérôme (PJ) Bouchard, as Investment Manager and Legal […]

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    15 août 2018 What Canada should do about Saudi Arabia

    Irwin Cotler is the international legal counsel to Raif Badawi and Ensaf Hadar. He is a former minister of justice and attorney-general of Canada. The Saudi kingdom’s response to a Canadian government tweet calling for the release of imprisoned Saudi women’s rights advocate Samar Badawi, and her brother, human-rights blogger Raif Badawi, was as surprising […]

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    11 août 2018 New UN Human Rights Chief Has Spotty Record On Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua; Watchdog Expresses ‘Serious Concerns’

    The non-governmental human rights group UN Watch congratulated Michelle Bachelet on her appointment today as UN human rights chief, but joined Amnesty International, UNA-UK and other NGOs in criticizing the lack of transparency of the rushed process. In particular, UN Watch regreted that Bachelet has not yet responded to questions that were raised over her spotty record on supporting human rights […]

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