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Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:51

Going Places

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The lure of secondment overseas is a carrot dangled by many international law firms to entice the most talented trainees to their firm. But is a seat abroad merely a six-month jolly, or a genuine boost to your career? Kate Durcan spoke to TWVs (trainees with visas) to find out.

City white-collar crime specialists have been drafted in as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) today (20 June) charged Barclays and four former executives with conspiracy to commit fraud, false representation and unlawful financial assistance in arranging a £7.3bn Qatar funding deal at the height of the financial crisis - the first such prosecution of a bank.

The European Commission’s (EC) probe of Google's online shopping practices is reported to be closing in coming months with a potential €1bn (£875m) fine, in a case in which Clifford Chance (CC), Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Covington & Burling all act.

Sullivan & Cromwell and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz lead a host of elite US law firms advising Amazon on its $13.7bn purchase of Whole Foods Market, as the online retailer expands into the bricks and mortar food market.

Nextlaw Labs, a legal tech venture development company launched by Dentons, has partnered with Legal Geek, a community for legal tech startups, to scout promising startups across Europe.

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