Geoffrey Robertson , the U.K. lawyer seeking to halt WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ’s extradition to Sweden, has grown accustomed to high-profile cases since representing a politician who faked his own death in the 1970s.
The California Public Employees Retirement System sued former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executives and underwriters alleging they hid Lehman’s exposure to subprime loans when they sold the pension fund about $700 million in bonds.
Julian Assange ’s U.K. lawyers, seeking to block the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to Sweden on rape claims, may have chosen the wrong tactic by criticizing Swedish justice and labeling the prosecutor behind the case as a “radical feminist,” lawyers say.
Rupert Murdoch faced down angry labor unions and journalists a quarter-century ago to establish a new printing plant in east London. This week he travels to the same part of town to calm unhappy employees.
Touring the luxurious campus of the American University of Sharjah last week, I was yet again struck by what money, especially petrodollars, can buy. Sharjah is an emirate of the United Arab Emirates, located adjacent to Abu Dhabi. Designed by the ruler of Sharjah, Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, one of the more enlightened of the region’s many autocrats, the university’s grand buildings self-consciously invoke the glory days of Islamic architecture.