The bankruptcy of a major Bitcoin exchange in Japan not only focused attention on the digital currency’s risks, it also rattled a still-newer market that regulators are just starting to monitor: Bitcoin derivatives.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, the transatlantic combination of London-based law firm Norton Rose LLP and U.S. law firm Fulbright & Jaworski LLP was completed yesterday as the firm announced its leadership.
Anthony Hobley, global head of sustainability and climate change at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in London, will leave the law firm to join the Carbon Tracker Initiative as its first chief executive officer on Feb. 1.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament is debating an oil code that may impose a 40 percent capital gains tax, allow drilling in national parks, and force current title holders to renegotiate their deals.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP were legal counsel to Forest Laboratories Inc., maker of the Alzheimer’s drug Namenda, which agreed to buy Aptalis Pharma for $2.9 billion, adding treatments for gastrointestinal ailments and cystic fibrosis. Aptalis was advised by Ropes & Gray LLP.