Legal news

UK regulator wants big 4 audit separation

UK regulator wants big 4 audit separation

CMA says legislation needed to address vulnerability of the industry to a big 4 loss, inadequate choice and competition, but no structural split…yet.

Editor's picks

CLASS ACTION

Data privacy next wave in class action spending

Data privacy next wave in class action spending

In-house survey reveals class action defence more complicated more expensive than ever, highlights data privacy as next spending wave.

MEDIA

TV channel sets its day in court

TV channel sets its day in court

Court TV unveils launch date and programming plans promising “gavel-to-gavel” live coverage of America's most fascinating trials all day.

MERGER

IP battle creates $1.6 billion legal giant

IP battle creates $1.6 billion legal giant

IPH wins battle to acquire Xenith Group after QANTM declines to make counter-offer, as Xenith chair highlights diversity in brand culture.

SOCIAL MOBILITY

Law firm extends social reach

Law firm extends social reach

Slaughter and May and upReach partner to launch legal sector access programme as firm builds on pioneering work in social mobility.

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

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Biting the bullet

Biting the bullet

Dom/sub relationships have strong patterns that are worth noting

Corporate counsel

ANTITRUST

Antitrust's crime and punishment

Antitrust's crime and punishment

Global antitrust trends see politicisation and digital economy posing risks as regulators up policing and enforcement.

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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