Legal news

Clifford Chance urges law firms to tackle corruption after it found itself in the eye of the storm

Clifford Chance urges law firms to tackle corruption after it found itself in the eye of the storm

The firm, which denies wrongdoing, issued a statement clarifying its position after it became embroiled in allegations over the sale of a jet to the son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator.

Editor's picks

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Biting the bullet

Biting the bullet

Dom/sub relationships have strong patterns that are worth noting

STRESS

Tackling mental health in law firms

Tackling mental health in law firms

Recent news that the head of global law firm Baker McKenzie, Paul Rawlinson, is taking temporary leave due to exhaustion raises the question of whether law firms are doing enough to support the wellbeing of their employees, says Averil Leimon.

TAX PROBE

Shakira in unique legal paradise

Shakira in unique legal paradise

Singer, who was named in the so-called paradise papers, reportedly faces criminal tax fraud charges, but says her case is 'unique.'

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Microsoft president calls for facial recognition regulation

Microsoft president calls for facial recognition regulation

Microsoft chief calls for new regulation to govern the widespread roll-out of facial recognition technology to avoid bias and discrimination.

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

NO CHANGE

Tesco, the SFO and Lady Justice - the rational choice

Tesco, the SFO and Lady Justice - the rational choice

Images are especially potent when they are familiar to us. Images of 'good' and 'bad' pack a punch because they form the bedrock of what we expect to happen

Corporate counsel

INSURANCE RISK

In-house counsel need better insurance law knowledge

In-house counsel need better insurance law knowledge

Lack of knowledge is leaving in-house counsel and their companies dangerously exposed and risking negligence, warns insurance chief.

Business sector round up

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

New North Sea oil Industry initiative from Pinsent Masons

New North Sea oil Industry initiative from Pinsent Masons

The law firm will run a programme helping tech pioneers develop and market their businesses.

INSOLVENCY

The business of staying in business

The business of staying in business

Commercial pressures are forcing restaurant and retail businesses to seek better deals from their landlords, says Thomas Bond of law firm Russell-Cooke.

Who did the deals

SWEDEN

Ropes & Gray, Vinge and Advokatfirman Cederquist act in pharma deal

Ropes & Gray, Vinge and Advokatfirman Cederquist act in pharma deal

Ropes & Gray, Vinge, Advokatfirman Cederquist are advising on the $855m pharma deal.

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.

 
 

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