Monday, 09 May 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
On May 9, a further trove of confidential information from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co. was released to the web by the hacker(s) who penetrated the firm’s e-mail system. As we all know, the firm’s clients were largely nominees or intermediaries: banks, financial administrators, accountants, etc., who carried out their clients’ bidding via the formation of “shell companies” in foreign tax havens. The creation of the companies and use of intermediaries created an expectation of anonymity. That anonymity was however shattered with the publication of the Panama Papers. They contain the names of the intermediaries, the ultimate beneficiaries, related correspondence and contracts and, most importantly in the case of corporations, the identity of shareholders and directors.
Monday, 18 April 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
While we know the perils of believing that the grass is greener on the other side, we also know that the times of staying with one employer for the entire length of one’s career is very much over. Today, people expect to change employers numerous times throughout their careers. In fact, it is very common to use each new job as an opportunity to obtain promotions and increases in your salary greater than the average 3 per cent annual salary increase people get for staying with the same employer.
Monday, 11 April 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Pierre Magnan, Christopher Wolfenberg, Gulu Punia, and Karen Wyke looked at recurring themes faced by in-house counsel in the current economy. Photo: Jennifer Brown|
|David Leonard says the most effective way to deliver legal services may include sending work that isn’t core to Big Law to someone else.|
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Sana Halwani says the intent of a recent pro bono effort was to achieve some certainty on gene patents.|