Legal news

Bryan Cave merger with BLP would create billion dollar transatlantic law firm

Bryan Cave merger with BLP would create billion dollar transatlantic law firm

The two law firms have confirmed the talks to create a global 1500 lawyer strong firm.

Editor's picks

LAW FIRM MARKETING SUMMIT

GCs disgruntled over communications with law firms

GCs disgruntled over communications with law firms

They are also calling for more commercial awareness from their external advisers.

LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT

Profits decrease at half of UK law firms

Profits decrease at half of UK law firms

UK law firms are suffering from increased competition, poor adaption of cutting edge technology and rising fee-earner costs.

BIG FOUR

PwC launches flexible lawyering arm

PwC launches flexible lawyering arm

The accountancy giant is set to compete with law firms for companies in need of flexible resourcing solutions with its latest New Law offering.

ETHICS

Ghana judge criticises 'get-rich quick' lawyers

Ghana judge criticises 'get-rich quick' lawyers

The top judge said that an increasing number of lawyers were putting money over ethics.

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 But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.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

DEAL ACTIVITY

Private equity set to increase, says MoFo

Private equity set to increase, says MoFo

Despite a decline in global tech and telecoms deals, US law firm MoFo is bullish about technology deals in the next year.

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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Iberian merger brings together TMT expertise

ECIJA and Antas da Cunha have joined forces to create a new Iberian law firm with a strong focus on TMT.