Legal news

K&L Gates wins cryptocurrency company advice mandate

K&L Gates wins cryptocurrency company advice mandate

Ethos was impressed by the law firm's plan to implement its own blockchain technology.

Editor's picks

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2018

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury cosmetics supplier Coty has won its case in the highest court in Europe over selling its products on Amazon but, say lawyers, other questions remain.

CONSTRUCTION

Alessandri picks up 10-strong lateral team from Halpern de la Fuente

Alessandri picks up 10-strong lateral team from Halpern de la Fuente

Santiago law firm Alessandri has taken a team of ten construction law specialists from the local firm Halpern de la Fuente in a rare lateral team hire.

ABS

Slater & Gordon avoids insolvency after shareholders approve hedge fund deal

Slater & Gordon avoids insolvency after shareholders approve hedge fund deal

The troubled firm has won approval for a debt-for-equity swap in Australia at a robust AGM.

RESEARCH

Legal departments ready to up game in compliance

Legal departments ready to up game in compliance

Legal departments play a vital role in linking ethics and compliance, according to a recent report.

Blogs

RIGHT TO DISSENT

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

The right to dissent is what has made America great, says Reuben Guttman.

DIVERSITY

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Despite efforts by the world's top law firms, diverse talent remains elusive - particularly at the upper echelons of firm management.

Management speak

LAW FIRM MARKETING SUMMIT

It's not business as usual when selling law firm services

It's not business as usual when selling law firm services

With legal departments now competing for work with their erstwhile external advisors, the game has changed and law firms have to take a long hard look at their wares, says Terralex executive director Terri Pepper Gavulic.

Corporate counsel

DATA

Businesses must limit data to manage litigation costs better

Businesses must limit data to manage litigation costs better

Managing eDiscovery in the age of distributed data, mobile devices and explosive data growth is complicated. But companies can take steps to minimise their data, cutting costs and making litigation more efficient, says Peter Ostrega of Consili.

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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