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Law firms Wiggin and Redd join forces to create IP powerhouse

Law firms Wiggin and Redd join forces to create IP powerhouse

The combined practice will form a 20 strong IP team across Wiggin's offices.

Editor's picks

LAW FIRM EXPANSION

Kennedys adds Bermuda law firm to its network

Kennedys adds Bermuda law firm to its network

Kennedys has teamed up with the Bermuda office of Sedgwick Chudleigh in its latest international move.

GC EXCELLENCE 2017

Individual lawyer's reputation tops GC list when selecting law firms

Individual lawyer's reputation tops GC list when selecting law firms

Reputation has eclipsed price when it comes to picking a law firm, according to the latest GC Excellence Report.

LAW FIRM MARKETING SUMMIT

Law firms struggle with the digital age

Law firms struggle with the digital age

Law firms are finding it difficult to differentiate their offerings as they cannot innovate like other businesses.

PROCUREMENT

Sellers beware. How 'big data' will shift the balance from law firms to clients

Sellers beware. How 'big data' will shift the balance from law firms to clients

Law firms had better watch out. Clients now have inside information on law firms with decades of data on price and purchasing power, says Jaap Bosman, author of Death of a Law Firm.

Blogs

LEGAL EDUCATION

The pretext of scholarship and how it discriminates against practitioners

The pretext of scholarship and how it discriminates against practitioners

Legal academics are sniffy about practitioners who teach. But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.

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.

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

LEGALTECH

NetApp legal department recognised for legal technology skills

NetApp legal department recognised for legal technology skills

NetApp's legal department has become the first in-house legal department to receive a legal technology certificate.

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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Kennedys adds Bermuda law firm to its network

Kennedys has teamed up with the Bermuda office of Sedgwick Chudleigh in its latest international move.