SDT judgment sets out White & Case failings after record £250k fine for conflicts breach

Regulator's ruling reveals details of case following record fine for conflict of interest and confidentiality failures

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has criticised both White & Case and partner David Goldberg in its judgment of a case for which the firm was fined a record £250,000 for conflict and confidentiality failures.

The fine, the largest ever made by the SDT against a single firm, relates to a 2014 High Court case that saw White & Case blocked from acting for Ukrainian client Victor Pinchuk after it failed to identify a conflict of interest.

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