Legal news

Big Four accountancy firms gain ground on law firms

Big Four accountancy firms gain ground on law firms

Law firms are right to be worried about the latest invasion of the Big Four which are moving in on significant tracts of traditional law firm territory.

Editor's picks

GC FUTURES SUMMIT 2017

Multinational companies size up European tax investigations

Multinational companies size up European tax investigations

At tomorrow's GC Futures Summit, expert Conor Quigley QC will discuss the latest trends in state aid investigations whilst Lloyds Bank general counsel Kate Cheetham sheds light on how she implemented a diversity programme with impact.

LAW FIRM MARKETING SUMMIT

Clients want fewer but deeper relationships

Clients want fewer but deeper relationships

Law firms can create more balanced partnering arrangements with clients as corporates increasingly spurn multi-law firm relationships, says White & Case business development head, Matthew Fuller.

FRAUD

The false picture of the UK's battle against fraud

The false picture of the UK's battle against fraud

Uncertainty over the future of the UK's Serious Fraud Office needs to end, says Dominic Carman.

LEGAL SERVICES

Legal change leaders head for London summit

Legal change leaders head for London summit

A group of legal change leaders from some of the world's top corporates and financial institutions will gather in London next week.

Blogs

LEGAL EDUCATION

The pretext of scholarship and how it discriminates against practitioners

The pretext of scholarship and how it discriminates against practitioners

Legal academics are sniffy about practitioners who teach. But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.

INVESTMENT

Egypt's missed investment opportunity

Egypt's missed investment opportunity

Egypt has passed a new investment law but while it is a step in the right direction, more is needed, says Cairo-based lawyer Dr Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Abou Shoka.

Management speak

COMMODITISATION

Law firms need a wake-up call on commoditisation

Law firms need a wake-up call on commoditisation

Law firms are suffering from commoditisation blindness as their profits disappear and clients call the shots.

Corporate counsel

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Around the house

A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.

Business sector round up

DATA

The sovereignty of data

The sovereignty of data

The lack of a unified global approach to data and regulation is a serious impediment to global business, says Dean Armstrong QC, Dan Hyde & Sam Thomas of Cyber Counsel.

PEOPLE

Cali-headquartered Knobbe Martens expands to NYC

Cali-headquartered Knobbe Martens expands to NYC

Leading US intellectual property law firms Knobbe Martens is to open an office in New York City as a result of a growing demand for IP expertise in the Big Apple and in efforts to recruit qualified staff.

Who did the deals

IP

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

The recent reform of the UK Unjustified Threats Regime brings clarity to the law but is it enough, ask Peter Damerell and Rajvinder Jagdev of Powell Gilbert.

 
 

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