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Cyberattack On A&O Highlights Perils Of Law Firm Mergers

The cyberattack against Allen & Overy LLP could be a measure of the firm's own success and a reminder of the perils of mergers in one of the prime target sectors for criminals. Here, Law360 hears from experts why law firms are such a ripe source for hackers.

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Actor Accused Of Racism Says 'N-Word' Tweet Quoted Tupac

Actor and political activist Laurence Fox denied in court Tuesday that he was racist, testifying that tweets in which he used the N-word were lyrics of songs by late rapper Tupac Shakur and were not evidence of racism.

FCA Sets Sustainability Disclosure Rules For Investments

The Financial Conduct Authority on Tuesday set out its planned sustainability disclosure regime enabling consumers to invest with greater clarity in funds benefiting the environment or society.

UK Says Adobe's $20B Figma Deal Could Harm Digital Design

The Competition and Markets Authority said Tuesday that Adobe's proposed $20 billion deal for design collaboration company Figma Inc. could harm innovation in software used by digital designers in the U.K.

Linklaters Upgrades Laila, Its In-House AI Chatbot

Linklaters LLP has said that it has launched an upgraded version of Laila, its in-house generative artificial intelligence chatbot, saying the new model can process longer documents and access live results from the internet.

Garnier Says Satisfying Fraud Law Brings Tinge Of Frustration

Edward Garnier KC, the Conservative Peer, barrister, and one of the country's foremost experts on economic crime, tells Law360 the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act will make Britain a fairer place to do business — but, he says, it could have accomplished more.

UK Gov't Cuts Threaten Justice System, Law Society Warns

Government cuts to public spending will further imperil an "already overstretched and understaffed" justice system, as criminal defense solicitors in England and Wales continue to leave the profession in droves and backlogs in the courts continue to grow, the Law Society said Monday.

Boxing Referee And Regulator Settle Racist Demotion Claim

A boxing referee who was demoted for giving a controversial score in a world title fight has settled his race discrimination claim, the regulator for the sport in the U.K. said on Monday.

Laurence Fox Says 'Racist' Libel Row Has Destroyed His Life

Actor and political activist Laurence Fox testified on Monday that professional work opportunities fell off a cliff after three of his opponents in a High Court libel trial dubbed him a "racist" online.

Businessmen Hung 'Out To Dry' By UK Gov't On Saudi 'Bribes'

Two British businessmen charged with bribery accused the U.K.government on Monday of hanging them "out to dry" after it allegedly signed off payments to senior Saudi Arabian officials under a major arms deal. 

Latham Adds Two Akin Private Credit Partners In London

Latham & Watkins LLP said on Monday that it has hired two partners from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to boost its private credit expertise in London, as the war for talent among elite U.S. law firms in the British capital intensifies.

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