Europe

1305 ABA Journal Europe articles.

Judge Delays Trial of CIA Case

An Italian judge has suspended the trial of 26 Americans accused of participating in a CIA kidnapping of an accused terrorist.

The judge suspended the case until the highest court…

Abbott Sues for Cyber Attack

Abbott Laboratories has sued a French AIDS group for launching a cyber attack on its Web site that overloaded its server and interrupted business.

The suit filed in a French…

Chadbourne, London Firm to Merge?

A New York City-based law firm known for its insurance coverage work is in merger talks with a London counterpart.

Chadbourne & Parke’s managing partner says the firm is discussing…

British Law Firms May Go Public, Too

Seeking to follow in the footsteps of at least one Australian competitor, some British law firms reportedly are interested in potentially going public–and legislation being considered by Parliament would allow…

EU Court: This Bud’s for Anheuser

A European court ruled today that Anheuser-Busch may use Budweiser and Bud brand names on merchandise such as T-shirts and barbecue sauce.

Reuters reports that Czech brewer…

Smoking Ban End of Plush Cigar Bar Era in Posh London Clubs

It’s the end of an era – in fact, the end of a more than 100-year-old tradition – in posh London clubs where members have been free to smoke Cuban…

Report: CIA Ran Secret Prisons in Europe

The Central Intelligence Agency reportedly ran secret prisons in Poland and Romania from 2003 to 2005, with the collaboration of U.S. allies, in violation of European human rights treaties. However,…

Lawyer, Big Four Partners Charged in Tax Fraud Scheme

A former lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service is among four past and present partners of Ernst & Young charged today in an alleged tax fraud scheme intended to benefit…

Pakistan Crisis: Lawyers Strike; Court Aide Shot

A worsening crisis in Pakistan over the country’s judicial independence reportedly included a nationwide strike by the legal community and general strikes that shut down major cities on Monday. Following…

UK Firms See Big Revenue Hikes

Some London firms are reporting big jumps in revenue.

Ashurst reports an increase of 28 percent and SJ Berwin an increase of 23 percent, according to American…

High Court: Irish Teen has Right to UK Abortion

An Irish court has ruled that a pregnant 17-year-old who is in the care of the government has the right to travel to England for a legal abortion, as some…

Four More Arrests in London Subway Bombing

British police have arrested four people in connection with 2005 subway bombings that killed 52 people.

Police believe the suspects committed, prepared or instigated acts of terrorism, the

‘Gazumping’ Loophole Ups British Legal Fees

A quirk in English property law, combined with a super-hot housing market caused by a shortage of homes for sale in London, is costing would-be purchasers of homes there extra…

Holtzman: Axing AG Would Put Bush on Hot Seat

In all the arguing over whether U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be asked to resign, several important facts seem to have been forgotten, a former member of Congress says.

London Firms Raise Associate Pay

Many London associates are getting pay hikes of around 15 percent.

New pay will rise to $130,000 at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and to $128,000 at Linklaters and at Herbert Smith,…

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