Linklaters hires energy finance partner from Sidley Austin in New York

Linklaters hires energy finance partner from Sidley Austin in New York

Nov 14 (Reuters) – UK-founded law firm Linklaters on Monday said it has hired a finance-focused partner from Sidley Austin in New York to head its energy and infrastructure practice in the Americas. Ron Erlichman specializes in the financing and development of infrastructure projects, particularly renewable energy and carbon neutral projects, according to an archived … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts quarterly loss as stock holdings fall

Berkshire Hathaway posts quarterly loss as stock holdings fall

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a third-quarter loss, as the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett said it lost money on its stock investments and from insurance underwriting. The net loss of $2.69 billion, or $1,832 per Class A share, compared with a profit of $10.34 billion, or $6,882 … Read more

Japan’s most famous law grad beats odds in 3rd N.Y. bar exam attempt

Japan’s most famous law grad beats odds in 3rd N.Y. bar exam attempt

Summary Companies Law firms The Japanese press has closely tracked the legal career of 2021 Fordham law grad Kei Komuro He married Japan’s Princess Mako last year (Reuters) – The third time was the charm on the New York bar exam for Kei Komuro, a law clerk at law firm Lowenstein Sandler and the husband … Read more

Lafarge pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State, will pay U.S. $778 million

Lafarge pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State, will pay U.S. 8 million

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – French cement maker Lafarge pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a U.S. charge that it made payments to groups designated as terrorists by the United States, including Islamic State. The admission in Brooklyn federal court marked the first time a company has pleaded guilty in the United States to charges … Read more

Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HAVANA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on Monday. More than 3.9 million voters voted to ratify the code (66.9%), while 1.95 … Read more

Oil dips on recession fears; supply concerns limit declines

Oil dips on recession fears; supply concerns limit declines

Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Oil prices dipped on Monday as fears of a global recession caused concerns that fuel demand growth … Read more

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

MILTON KEYNES, England, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Autonomous vehicle (AV) startups have raised tens of billions of dollars based on promises to develop truly self-driving cars, but industry executives and experts say remote human supervisors may be needed permanently to help robot drivers in trouble. The central premise of autonomous vehicles – that computers and … Read more

Musk seeks documents from Jack Dorsey in fight over Twitter deal

Musk seeks documents from Jack Dorsey in fight over Twitter deal

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 22 (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is seeking documents from Twitter Inc(TWTR.N) co-founder Jack Dorsey as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX pursues his legal fight to walk away from his $44 billion deal for the social media company, according to a court filing. Dorsey, who resigned as Twitter’s chief executive … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive .8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide in U.S. stock prices … Read more

London’s High Court rules against Venezuela’s Maduro in $1 billion gold battle

London’s High Court rules against Venezuela’s Maduro in  billion gold battle

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro looks on during a meeting with Alejandro Dominguez, president of the South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL, at the Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela July 11, 2022. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – London’s High Court has rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s … Read more