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Lewis Silkin has opened an office in Hong Kong with the aim of supporting the ‘rapidly expanding employment and global mobility needs of its clients across the Asia-Pacific region’. The Law Society of Hong Kong has recognised the office as a Registered Foreign Law Firm, marking Lewis Silkin’s first international launch.
Ten prominent law firm leaders have signed a letter urging voters against voting for Brexit in the UK referendum on its EU membership.
In a letter to The Times, which was covered on the broadsheet newspaper's front page, law firm leaders made a last ditch attempt alongside executives from some of Britain's biggest companies pleading for the public to remain in the EU. The letter has over 1,200 signatures from business leaders who own and run companies employing more than 1.75m people.
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Theresa May's pledge to scrap the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and incorporate it into the National Crime Agency (NCA) has dominated the City's reaction to the release of the Conservative Party manifesto, which also makes clear the need for proper approval of bidders on M&A transactions.
Latham & Watkins' new London litigation co-chair, Oliver Browne (pictured), talks about the firm's plans for growth and the relationship between US and UK firms in the City.
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