International law firm merger creates confidentiality concerns
There is an interesting story for ethics lawyers at the UK's The Lawyer about confidentiality concerns caused by the merger of Australia-based Malleson and China-based King & Wood. Apparently all Chinese lawyers in domestic firms must surrender client information to the Communist Party upon request. So the firm plans to create internal barriers to prevent information from being spread throughout the firm . . . and thus face disclosure to the Communist Party.
The full story is here: http://bit.ly/yKq5xm