The collapse of King & Wood Mallesons’ European business became a case study in how not to run a law firm. Wang Rongkang is the man charged by its new Chinese owners with its resuscitation. In November 2013 the Chinese-Australian firm KWM merged with London law firm SJ Berwin to create a $1bn global business with 2,700 lawyers. Just over three years later, the European part of the new venture was dead.
DLA Piper, one of the world’s biggest law firms, is still struggling with the effects of last week’s global cyber attack, with employees’ access to emails and documents severely curtailed in what insiders have called a “disaster”. The law firm’s equipment was among the hundreds of thousands of computers hit by the ransomware attack, which occurred on June 27.
The independence of the Serious Fraud Office is central to Britain’s international image as a reputable place to do business, its director has said, in a robust defence of the agency that investigates and prosecutes fraud and corruption. Speaking at a London conference on corporate crime on Thursday, David Green called for the SFO’s future to be put beyond doubt, saying it “works well in a very difficult field” and was a “huge brand abroad”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".