U.S firm McDermott Will & Emery reports itself to the SRA after a high-profile libel trial was live streamed internationally on Zoom in breach of the judge’s express orders.
The US stock index the S&P 500 hit a record high on August 18th despite the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, has filed an antitrust probe against Apple for anti-competitive practices in California.
On 13 August 2020, Thomson Reuters announced its acquisition of CaseLines, a cloud-based platform which enables the digital sharing of court documents and evidence, following its success in facilitating virtual hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 19 August 2020, American holiday rental marketplace Airbnb filed papers for its long-awaited Initial Public Offering (IPO). However, the decision to launch IPO proceedings comes as a surprise to analysts after Airbnb cut 25% of its workforce in May in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With ministers unhappy with the way Public Health England (PHE) has responded to COVID-19, Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, has announced that PHE is to be replaced.