Legal news

Legal profession provides pro-bono support to Grenfell Tower victims

Legal profession provides pro-bono support to Grenfell Tower victims

The legal profession has stepped up efforts to provide support to the victims of last week's fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.

Editor's picks

BRIBERY

SEC lowers bribery threshold

SEC lowers bribery threshold

The SEC has been increasingly lowering the threshold for bribery cases with the risk of bribery now deemed a violation.

TECHNOLOGY

Canadian CLOs lag behind on technology

Canadian CLOs lag behind on technology

Canadian chief legal officers are under-exploiting technology, missing out on opportunities to make their departments more efficient, research by Deloittes has revealed.

CLIENT SATISFACTION

Law firms fail to satisfy clients across the board

Law firms fail to satisfy clients across the board

Law firms are still failing to meet client expectations from fees to technology, according to new research.

DEALS

Philippine DFA seeks international law firm partnerships to assist Filipinos with legal troubles

Philippine DFA seeks international law firm partnerships to assist Filipinos with legal troubles

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is seeking to increase retainer agreements with law offices in other countries to help aid Filipinos with legal issues, especially those on death row.

Blogs

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.

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES

Iran elections strengthen trading conditions

Iran elections strengthen trading conditions

With the elections over, trading with Iran looks set to improve despite US presidential mood swings.

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 around 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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A group of associations have got together to draft new proposals for leasehold reform in the UK.