Legal news

AI and internet of things herald 'regulation by litigation', report claims

AI and internet of things herald 'regulation by litigation', report claims

Crowell & Moring warns digitalisation is exposing companies to increased tort, privacy, and cybersecurity litigation

Editor's picks

Withers and Quinn Emanuel hire senior New York lawyers to lead international teams

Withers and Quinn Emanuel hire senior New York lawyers to lead international teams

Martin Auerbach to head white collar defence team at Withers; Dennis H. Hranitzky joins Quinn Emanuel to lead sovereign litigation

LEGAL RECRUITMENT

Australia shines as legal recruitment market in Hong Kong and Singapore slows

Australia shines as legal recruitment market in Hong Kong and Singapore slows

Research finds political unrest taking its toll on hiring in Hong Kong as in-house pay rises in Australia

BULLYING

Lawyer helpline reports steep rise in bullying complaints

Lawyer helpline reports steep rise in bullying complaints

UK charity LawCare says complaints about harassment rose by 70% in 2019 making it a top three issue

HARASSMENT

UK businesses 'most proactive in Europe' in efforts to combat sexual harassment

UK businesses 'most proactive in Europe' in efforts to combat sexual harassment

Survey by Littler finds 87% of UK companies are taking measures in response to #MeToo movement

Blogs

LEGAL SERVICES

Niche law firms poised to benefit from artificial intelligence

Niche law firms poised to benefit from artificial intelligence

Disruption has opened up a world of opportunities for the legal marketplace in the UK, says Jeffrey Catanzaro.

BLOCKCHAIN

Unlocking the blockchain enigma

Unlocking the blockchain enigma

With the evolution of blockchain, clients in a wide range of sectors will be impacted, says Patrick McKenna.

Management speak

POWER OF WOMEN

Lawyers talk power of women in new TV documentary

Lawyers talk power of women in new TV documentary

High profile lawyers Helena Kennedy QC and Gloria Allred share the secrets of their success and obstacles on the way in a new Sky Arts TV series launching on 26 August.

Business sector round up

M&A

Global M&A falls in 2019 despite resurgence of mega deals

Global M&A falls in 2019 despite resurgence of mega deals

Research by Allen & Overy finds domestic deals propping up the market as cross-border activity slumps by 27%

Foreign bidders drive Australia's public M&A market

Foreign bidders drive Australia's public M&A market

American, Canadian and Japanese investors target Australia for deals, according to Minter Ellison research

Who did the deals

M&A

Wachtell, Sullivan and Kirkland top global M&A ranking after a near-record year for mega deals

Wachtell, Sullivan and Kirkland top global M&A ranking after a near-record year for mega deals

US firms dominate Mergermarket's 2019 legal advisor league tables; Europe and APAC regions witness sharp falls in deal activity

Bookshelf

BOOKS

Confronting hate, understanding China and recalling the US Constitution

Confronting hate, understanding China and recalling the US Constitution

In this month's Bookshelf, The Global Legal Post's Editor-At-Large, Dr David Cowan, picks three topical books on hate, China and the US.

 
 

Also read...

Australia shines as legal recruitment market in Hong Kong and Singapore slows

Research finds political unrest taking its toll on hiring in Hong Kong as in-house pay rises in Australia