Legal news by sector

Technology/telecommunications

Shipping/aviation

BOUTIQUE LAW

Clydes team jump ship

As London International Shipping Week kicks off news comes in that a Clyde & Co shipping team is disembarking to set up a their own boutique firm.

Regulatory

CORRUPTION

Australian law firm embroiled in political probe

DWF finds itself drawn into probe of senior politician as critics ask questions about her links to the firm and work earning over A$5m in government fees, according to media reports.

Luxury

LUXURY LAW

Michael Kors takes on the flea markets

Brand goes after flea market which has become a “safe haven” for counterfeit sales according to lawsuit, while luxury lawyers prepare to focus on counterfeiting at NY summit.

Litigation/dispute resolution

LITIGATION

Amazon courts trouble

Legal defence falls flat as platform swamped with products which violate FDA regulations says Wall Street Journal report.

Intellectual property/trademark

Insurance

DEPARTURES

San Francisco: licence cancelled

Clydes loses insurance team

Another team walks at Clydes as eight partners set their heart on own practice in San Francisco.

Energy

Employment

INNOVATION

Pinsent Masons in double innovation

Launch of two innovative programmes sees inclusive decision-making and virtual internships move up the agenda at Pinsent Masons.

Corporate/commercial

RISK CONSULTING

Dentons risk specialists hit the road

Following Royal Commission report, risk consulting managing directors head to Australia to advise organisations in high risk industries.

Banking/finance

APPOINTMENTS

NRF regulatory partner returns

Norton Rose Fulbright in Frankfurt welcomes return of regulatory partner, bringing back client-side experience.