RETORT - The Big Four’s EY and KPMG are not taking the Bar Council of Delhi’s decision to ban them from practicing law in India quietly. Rowan Bennett reportsthat the duo, seeking to initiate legal services arms there, call the decision, which deemed they were already practicing law in India, baseless and incorrect. Last year the Supreme Court of India in 2018 ruled that foreign law firms are not permitted to establish permanent offices in the country but that they are allowed to advise on non-Indian law matters on a temporary basis.
NOW HIRING - Need a job? The DOJ has launched a search for a new leader of the criminal division team tasked with handling some of the most significant white-collar prosecutions, including financial fraud and foreign bribery cases, C. Ryan Barber reports. The last lawyer to hold the post, as a permanent position, was Andrew Weissmann, who in 2017 joined the Mueller team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Bets are it’ll be an inside hire, but outside candidates with white-collar prosecution chops have a shot too, Barber reports.
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