Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 22 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Barrister hit with death threats in revenge for his war on corruption [Evening Standard]

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas “taking legal action” against Pat Nevin over “rather lose than win” claims [The Mirror]

Libor trader Tom Hayes loses appeal but has jail sentence cut to 11 years [The Guardian]

Chinese human rights lawyer gets suspended sentence for posting tweets [The Telegraph]

China anti-terror law may restrict media reporting on attacks [Reuters]

Solicitor appointed to QC selection panel [Law Society Gazette]

Top law firms in US and UK cash in on M&A boom [Financial Times]

Fifa: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini get eight-year bans [BBC News]

Blatter lawyer wants quick court hearing on ban appeal [Eurosport]

Applications for Norton Rose Fulbright’s summer vacation scheme close on the 8 January 2016 [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Now then, now then, nothing to see here.” [Legal Cheek Comments]