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Mishcon Tapped To Aid Striking Barristers Over Gov't List

The Criminal Bar Association has instructed Mishcon de Reya LLP to look into whether it was lawful for the Ministry of Justice to instruct court staff to keep a list of the barristers taking strike action over inadequate government funding for the justice system.

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Amazon To Ease Cancellation Process After EU Probe

Amazon has made it easier for users to cancel their subscriptions to its fast-delivery service Prime — with just two steps — to comply with European Union consumer laws, the bloc's executive arm said on Friday.

Mogul Says Fraud Loss Based On Atty's 'Grotesque Lies'

An airline tycoon has sought permission to revive his attempt to set aside a $4 million fraud judgment against him, claiming at a London court on Friday that the ruling was the result of the "most grotesque lies and deceits" practiced in the English courts.

Letting Atty Off Hook Will Weaken Disclosure, Ocado Warns

An attorney for Ocado told a judge on Friday that failure to approve a committal application against a former senior Jones Day lawyer for instructing a client to delete a secure messaging system would "undermine" court search orders.

Julius Baer To Settle Client Embezzlement Suit For €105M

Julius Baer has agreed to pay €105 million ($110 million) to settle a lawsuit brought by the liquidator of a defunct Lithuanian bank that accused the Swiss lender of failing to prevent two former executives from embezzling assets.

What Emerging Superfunds Mean For Booming Pension Deals

The retirement industry this year is expecting the first U.K. companies to begin transferring their pension liabilities into a new type of investment fund, issuing a new challenge in the booming market for pensions deals so far dominated by insurance buy-in deals. 

Goldman Sachs Wins Bid To Wind Up PE-Backed Biz

A court granted Goldman Sachs a winding-up order for a borrowing unit within a private equity-backed manufacturing group Thursday, finding that it had jurisdiction over the lawsuit because the company was based in England when the insolvency proceedings began.

Ex-Jones Day Atty Cops To Giving 'Burn' Order In Ocado Suit

A former senior Jones Day lawyer testified at trial Thursday that he gave an order to "burn" a messaging application to protect his politician wife from being dragged into litigation brought by online grocer Ocado without considering the need to preserve communications.

Apple To Face £1.5B UK Class Action Over App Store Charges

The U.K.'s specialist antitrust court ruled Thursday that a £1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) lawsuit accusing Apple of abusing its market dominance by charging "excessive" commissions on app sales can go ahead as a collective action.

Abu Dhabi, GIP To Pay €7B For Stake In German Railcar Firm

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and U.S. investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners have said they will acquire a 72.55% stake in a German railcar lessor for approximately €7 billion ($7.3 billion).

FCA Will Need Upgrade If UK Merges Listing Segments

Companies could be attracted to float in London rather than the U.S. or Europe if the standard and premium listing segments were merged and burdensome standards reduced — but lawyers are watching to see whether this could result in the loss of the sponsor role, which they fear could put too much pressure on the Financial Conduct Authority to police stock flotations.

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