Category Archives: Legal

18Jan/17

Vedanta’s Zambia mine to pay first instalment of $100 mln fine by month-end

LUSAKA Jan 17 (Reuters) – Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by global conglomerate Vedanta Resources PLC, will pay the first tranche of a $100 million fine to the Zambian government by the end of month, the country’s investment firm said on Tuesday.
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15Jan/17

Threat of arrest looms over Samsung boss

South Korea’s special prosecutor delays until Monday (January 16) a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

19Dec/16
Apple offices in Cork, Ireland

Apple and Ireland appeal EU tax ruling

Apple has launched a legal challenge to a record $14 billion EU tax demand, arguing that EU regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law, and deliberately picked a method to maximize the penalty. Sonia Legg reports
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12Dec/16

Appeal trial opens in ‘Luxleaks’ tax scandal case

Two former employees of accounting firm PwC and a journalist, who were handed suspended sentences for having leaked data about Luxembourg’s tax deals with large corporations, begin appeal trial.

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12Dec/16

IMF’s Lagarde stands trial over state payout

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde stands trial for her role in a 400 million euro payout as French finance minister in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie, at the Cour de Justice de la Republique, saying she is confident she has done nothing wrong. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

12Dec/16

Negligence trial in France casts shadow over IMF’s Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to go on trial for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France’s finance minister.

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10Nov/16

Rubik’s Cube loses EU trademark fight over its shape

The famous multicoloured three-dimensional puzzle Rubik’s Cube loses a trademark battle as Europe’s top court says its shape is not sufficient to grant it protection against copycats.

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07Nov/16

German prosecutors investigate Facebook over hate posts

German prosecutors are investigating Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives following a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist posts.
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03Nov/16

Claimants in ‘Brexit’ case welcome court ruling

Hairdresser Deir Dos Santos and investment manager Gina Miller, the two lead claimants in a case at England’s High Court, welcome the court’s ruling that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union. Lawyer David Greene read a statement from his client, Dos Santos, after the ruling.
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