International firm adds Iran desks across global locations
Simmons & Simmons has introduced dedicated Iran desks across its global offices in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The firm’s Iran-focused teams provide advice in Farsi, Arabic, English and French and have assisted many multinational companies in operating in Iran following the partial lifting of sanctions at the start of 2016.
Global cyber hotline for HSF clients
Clients of Herbert Smith Freehills can now access advice from its Global Cyber Security Practice with the introduction of a new initiative.
The firm will offer clients five hours of advice per month in areas such as cyber security policies & procedures and procurement & supply chain risk. Clients will access the information online or by phone.
Boost for corporate team at US firm in Tokyo
Corporate partner Ezra Borut has relocated from New York to Tokyo at US firm Debevoise & Plimpton.
Borut’s practice ranges from multinational joint ventures to complex corporate restructurings to U.S. domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
He joins the firm’s burgeoning office in Tokyo, which opened in March 2016. He previously spent 6 months as an intern at Nishimura & Partners (now Nishismura & Asahi) and concentrated on Japan while studying East Asia at Yale University.
"New Zealand at the forefront of transparent justice!" says Dotcom
Entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s bid to avoid extradition from New Zealand to the US will be streamed live on the internet. Dotcom is facing charges in the US of massive copyright infringement and the Americans want him extradited.
His appeal against extradition begins in the New Zealand courts on Wednesday and he has been given permission for the proceedings to be streamed, a decision Dotcom says should become “the new normal”.
He will provide his own cameraman but the footage will be delayed by 20 minutes in order for any sensitive information to be removed.
"New Zealand at the forefront of transparent justice!" the entrepreneur posted on Twitter.