International law firm cannot rule out World Cup 2006 corruption
A 380-page report by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer says that there is no clear evidence that the World Cup 2006 was bought by Germany. However, it also says that it cannot be ruled out.
The law firm was brought in to investigate by the German Football Federation following allegations that votes were bought in order to secure the staging of the tournament.
Freshfields’ report will be considered by FIFA which is investigating multiple allegations of fraud and corruption. FIFA is being assisted by its law firm Quinn Emmanuel.
HSF holds second global diversity week
This week is Global Diversity and Inclusion Week at Herbert Smith Freehills. After its successful launch in 2015 the week has become an annual fixture for the law firm with 44 events across 14 international offices.
This year the week focuses on the firm's multiculturalism, highlighting the huge cultural diversity arising from the range of national, ethnic, religious and faith backgrounds that make up the global firm.
Among the events taking place is “The Law of Love” looking at the legalities of marriage equality in Australia, which takes place in HSF’s Brisbane office. There are also events in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Energy duo move from KWM to Jones Day
Two partners have moved from King & Wood Mallesons in Beijing to Jones Day in the city. Dirk Walker and Dina Yin have been with KWM since 2012 and bring the headcount at Jones Day in Beijing to 18 including 6 partners.