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Legal English: “Acquittal”

An “acquittal” is a conclusion to a criminal trial in which the accused is cleared of charges and set free (if imprisoned during the proceedings). This does not necessarily mean that the accused is declaredaffirmatively innocent, however, only that the accused could not be proven guilty...

Legal English: “Reaffirmation Agreement”

A “reaffirmation agreement” is an agreement entered into during a bankruptcy between the debtor and a particular creditor. The effect of the agreement is to render any discharge ultimately obtained in the case inoperative against that creditor. The agreement thus...

Tax Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

Few international business transactions can take place without the advice of a tax lawyer. Indeed, many transactions are pursued solely for the tax advantages that can result therefrom and are …

Top Law Firm: King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons, an international law firm headquartered in Hong Kong, offers opportunities for lawyers interested in working in international or business law and who hold an advanced degree, such as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law.

Legal English: “U.S. Attorney”

A “U.S. Attorney” (short for “United States” attorney) is a presidentially appointed attorney who represents the U.S. government in court. While only one U.S. attorney is appointed for each federal district (93 in total), some oversee large offices staffed with large numbers of assistant U.S...

Working Across Time Zones [Infographic]

Working across time zones can be a difficult task if you don’t have the right tools. The simplest task, like scheduling a phone call, can be made much more difficult if you don’t know when the other person will be available or even what time it is where they are.