Legal news

Campaigners seek justice for Magnitsky in Norway

Campaigners seek justice for Magnitsky in Norway

Campaigners, including colleagues of deceased lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, are pressing for an investigation to be begun in Norway to discover how he came to die in detention in Russia in 2009.

Editor's picks

EXPANSION

TAGLaw adds Bahamas firm

TAGLaw adds Bahamas firm

TAGLaw, an international alliance of independent law firms, has announced the addition of Florida-based law firm Delaney Partners, which will form The Bahamas branch.

MEDIA

Airbnb fights to stay above the law

Airbnb fights to stay above the law

Homestay hotel alternative Airbnb is battling New York's Attorney General, who wants to subpoena Airbnb host information in a case which may set an international legal precedent.

TECHNOLOGY

Akerman sets up R&D council with clients

Akerman sets up R&D council with clients

Top US 100 law firm Akerman is launching an R&D Council through which it hopes to spot and develop 'promising ideas' to help it improve service delivery.

IN-HOUSE

Lawyer to support Ecclestone at F1

Lawyer to support Ecclestone at F1

Sacha Woodward-Hill, Formula 1's chief legal officer, is expected to act as the right arm of Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive, when his German corruption trial starts this week.

Blogs

MANAGING RISK

Managing information risk

Managing information risk

Managing information risk is no easy task, says Aaron Kotok and Brian Lee pointing out that the legal department reacts and focuses on controls whilst IT plans and owns strategy and operations.

DRONES

Can drones break into the commercial market?

Can drones break into the commercial market?

Drones have a wide range of potential civilian and scientific uses but so far they have been overwhelmingly used for military purposes such as reconnaissance and combat operations. Portolano Cavallo partner Yan Pecoraro discusses new regulations .

Management speak

LAW FIRMS

Firms to make cuts in areas no longer in demand

Firms to make cuts in areas no longer in demand

An increasing number of top UK firms look set to cut unprofitable services in the coming year.

Corporate counsel

TELECOMS

Microsoft GC announces official acquisition of Nokia in $7.5b deal

Microsoft GC announces official acquisition of Nokia in $7.5b deal

Brad Smith, the Microsoft GC and executive VP of legal & corporate affairs, announced that come this Friday, Microsoft will 'welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business as part of the Microsoft family.'

Business sector round up

ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURES

LexisNexis launches compliance ABS

LexisNexis launches compliance ABS

LexisNexis has been granted an ABS (alternative business structure) licence through which it will run a compliance service that will include advisory services as well as content and technology.

BANKING

Spanish banks: Finding the alternatives

Spanish banks: Finding the alternatives

The contraction of Spanish banking lending has seen direct lending increase as an alternative option, says Ander Valverde of Pérez-Llorca.

Who did the deals

DEALS

Dealmakers

Dealmakers

A round-up of recent global deals and the lawyers who made them happen.

Bookshelf

BLOG: WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Devising personal risk management strategies

Devising personal risk management strategies

A new book 'Wealth Exposed' provides practical risk management and insurance advice for high networth individuals.

 
 

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Women lag men by 18 per cent on pay in legal sector

Female lawyers and judges are earning just 82 per cent of what their male counterparts receive, according to research from Harvard University.