The U.S. government’s China expert for an economic espionage criminal trial copied verbatim from Wikipedia large portions of a report summarizing his proposed testimony and should be disqualified, defense attorneys said.
While top-tier U.K. law firms weather the economic difficulties that have gripped the profession, their mid-market counterparts could be facing a serious risk of survival, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Nishimura & Asahi are representing KKR & Co., which agreed to buy Panasonic Corp.’s health-care unit for about 165 billion yen ($1.67 billion). Panasonic received legal advice from Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.
China’s Pangang Group Co. and Korea’s Kolon Industries Inc. have eluded U.S. criminal charges of trade-secret theft for months. Unlike fugitive security contractor Edward Snowden, they aren’t hiding from authorities.
Lazard Ltd., the largest independent merger advisory firm, named George Bilicic to run its U.S. Midwest investment-banking business, in addition to his role leading power, energy and infrastructure globally.
Matthew Martens, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s trial unit who won a fraud ruling in court against former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Fabrice Tourre, is leaving the agency, a person with knowledge of the matter said.