X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The British Broadcasting Corp. has retained U.K. firm Pinsent Masons to help handle a settlement in a dispute between the BBC, The Guardian newspaper and leading offshore firm Appleby over the leak of confidential materials last year.

The so-called Paradise Papers hack had led Appleby to hire Osborne Clarke, another leading British firm, in an effort to contain the fallout from that breach. Appleby took legal action against The Guardian and BBC, citing a breach of confidence by both news outlets following the hack in May 2016, although by late day Friday a settlement was announced noting that “all parties had “resolved their differences.”

Appleby had alleged that information leaked to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and subsequently passed on to The Guardian and BBC was “obtained unlawfully” in circumstances “likely to have amounted to the commission of a criminal offence or cyber-hack.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Joseph Evans

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

Environmental Enforcement: Civil and CriminalBook

The Environmental Enforcement: Civil and Criminal law book explains the potential legal consequences of enforcement actions and discusses procedures to follow to minimiz...

Get More Information
 

Talent On The Move

Where are established partners moving? What firms are increasing partner headcount and in which markets & practices? Track Partner moves by firm, region, and practice area with your Legal Compass subscription. Log in or get your free trial today.

Get More Information
 

Legal Innovation Awards 2021Event

Celebrate outstanding achievement in law firms, chambers, in-house legal departments and alternative business structures.

Get More Information
 

Legalweek Leaders in Tech Awards 2021Event

Recognizing innovation in the legal technology sector for working on precedent-setting, game-changing projects and initiatives.

Get More Information
 

The American Lawyer Industry Awards 2021Event

Honoring outstanding legal achievements focused at the national level, largely around Big Law and in-house departments.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.