“We’re going to have a lot more crisis management, and that’s what M&A lawyers do,” a high-ranking partner told the Financial Times. “Hopefully, you take the relationship you’ve had and expand it into more general corporate governance.” … [Read more...] about Is It Do or Die Time for Top Law Firms?
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7. Many media channels had shown politicians, some members of the legal fraternity and the public liberally accusing the senior counsel who defended the State before the Supreme Court. When the verdict goes against a party, his counsel is the first target to bear the brunt. This is becoming the order of the day. Sri. Thomas P. Joseph, the senior Advocate who defended the State in this case before the Supreme Court, is a person who meticulously studies the facts and the law. He is not a person who will leave any stone unturned. It was painful to denounce him and he does not deserve any of the accusations leveled against him. The irresponsible media and the dirty political recriminations are the factors solely responsible for turning the cards against him. Viewers in India and Abroad had seen that even without seeing the text of the verdict of the Supreme Court all television channels had falsely reported that the Supreme Court had reduced the life sentence to … [Read more...] about The Forensic Nuances Of Saumya’s Case, Examined
Evan A. DavisEvan A. Davis was driving to work when he heard the first reports about the attacks on the World Trade Center. Rather than fight traffic trying to get to his firm’s downtown offices, he decided to go instead to the Midtown headquarters of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he was in the middle of a two-year term as president. As Davis crossed Fifth Avenue, he looked downtown and saw one of the towers burning. “That’s the image that stays with me,” he says today. But at the bar headquarters, there was no time for shock. “We immediately turned to figuring out what the New York City Bar needed to do,” he says. … [Read more...] about A Day of Days: ABA Members Recall How 9/11 Changed Their Lives and Their Work
Meanwhile, the ABA judicial independence panel postponed its proposals until summer in order to accommodate a decision in the Caperton case and to respond to comments on a draft report and recommendations circulated in October. As things stood in the fall, the committee planned to present a list of principles on which to base specific policies and procedures to govern disqualification. … [Read more...] about Caperton’s Coal
Some kind of formal international recognition or agreement would be needed to ensure support for such claims, such as an amendment or implementation agreement to the Law of the Sea Convention. This would be tough. The convention took a grueling nine years to negotiate, and 12 more years to enter into force. Many in the international community would be reluctant to reopen the treaty because “it creates the risk of unraveling the whole package deal and opening up things that they don’t want to renegotiate,” says Stoutenburg. An “easier and gentler” approach might be to seek a General Assembly resolution, she suggests. … [Read more...] about Washed Away: As Sea Levels Rise, Island Nations Look to the Law to Fend off Extinction