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BT’s head of legal vendor management wants to free its

Some legal departments are reactive—they handle litigation and the various legal matters that come into the inbox. Others are constantly rethinking how they work—for them, it’s constant revolution. BT plc’s legal department falls into this category. Its lawyers are constantly evaluating how they work internally and how they interact with both their clients and their […]

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Huawei CLO goes online to plead his company’s case in

The U.S. government’s blacklisting of the Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies has dealt that company a severe blow. Not only has Huawei shown a loss, but Japan’s SoftBank announced that it will build its 5G cellular network with Nokia and Ericcson equipment. Huawei had supplied 4G equipment to Huawei, so the latest move comes as a […]

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A new twist in the battle over Telecom Italia

The soap opera-like battle for control of Telecom Italia continues, with another twist Monday morning. A judge from the business section of the Court of Milan agreed with the company and its biggest shareholder, the French company Vivendi, to block board replacements that had been requested by the investor fund Elliott. Elliott has been demanding […]

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Conversant scores a U.K. win against Chinese telecom companies

Strike a blow for intellectual property “management” companies. The High Court of Justice in London on Thursday rejected a jurisdictional challenge by Huawei and ZTE over the validity of patents held by Conversant Wireless Licensing S.à.r.l for mobile devices. The defendants had claimed that the proper jurisdiction for any suit would be China. Conversant Wireless […]