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Malasia to permit fly-in-fly-out lawyering

Jul 4, 2013 Malaysia looks set to introduce new legislation allowing international law firms to do business on a 'fly-in, fly-out' basis, allowing them to advise clients in the country without having local offices. The new…

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Challenge to mandatory retirement for judges fails

Jun 21, 2013 Judges in Pennsylvania have failed in their bid to prove that the state’s mandatory retirement age is constitutionally invalid. The provision requiring compulsory retirement at age 70 was adopted as a state…

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Malaysia moves to open legal market

Jul 23, 2012 Malaysia is making moves to liberalise its legal services market, tabling a bill that would offer foreign law firms a number of ways to operate in the country. The Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill 2012 provides for…

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Malaysia clears the way for foreign law firms

Jun 20, 2012 Malaysia has cleared the way for foreign law firms to practice in the country, passing the Legal Profession Act (amendment) 2012 Bill in a bid to push Malaysia as an Islamic financial hub. The legislation empowers the…

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US Legal Aid to take another funding cut

Jan 27, 2012 Legal Aid in the US is set to take yet another hit, as a bill passed last November to slash federal funding for civil legal assistance to the poor by about 14% — from $404.2 million to $348 million – comes into…

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UK firms have begun hiring non-executive directors

Nov 2, 2010 UK Law firms have started hiring non-executive directors to bring in outside expertise ahead of legislative changes that will impose tougher standards of corporate governance. Anna Ponton and Stuart Morton, who head…

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German ministry outsources legislation to Linklaters

Aug 13, 2009 Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the head of the German Economics Ministry, faces tough criticism for hiring international law firm Linklaters to draft key legislation for rescuing bankrupt banks. Critics see a conflict of…

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Bush hammers House on surveillance bill

Feb 17, 2008 President Bush harshly criticized Democratic House leaders on Friday and charged that they left the country more vulnerable to terrorists after failing to pass legislation updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance…

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