Technology and life sciences law firm Fenwick & West LLP elected Richard L. Dickson as chairman effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Gordon Davidson, who has held the post for 18 years and will continue his corporate practice.
Havas SA Chief Executive Officer David Jones said the French advertising company plans to remain independent with Chairman Vincent Bollore’s backing, amid an “obsession” by some competitors to make large acquisitions.
Australian stocks declined for a third day as Cyprus rejected a bank-deposit levy needed to secure European bailout funds, sparking a standoff that risks reigniting the region’s debt crisis. U.S. equity futures fell.
U.K. fraud prosecutors’ use of Autonomy Corp. software may present a conflict of interest that could stop their investigation of claims by Hewlett-Packard Co. that Autonomy managers misrepresented results.
Mary Jo White, President Barack Obama’s choice to run the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, told lawmakers that her work for Wall Street firms won’t affect her ability to be a zealous advocate for investors.
David Jones Ltd., Australia’s second-largest department-store company, is studying a possible sale of its flagship Sydney and Melbourne outlets for A$612 million ($640 million) as full-year net income fell 40 percent.