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Legal action and regulatory questions follow controversial Musk tweets

Legal action and regulatory questions follow controversial Musk tweets

SEC asks for explanation from Elon Musk, while investors suing him for damaging interests of short-sellers.

Editor's picks

WHISTLEBLOWING

US derivatives regulator shells out $45 million to whistleblowers

US derivatives regulator shells out $45 million to whistleblowers

Top US financial regulator has award whistleblowers over $45 million for helping the watchdog identify improper activity.

BLOCKCHAIN

Italian lawyers helping San Marino on the road to Blockchain haven

Italian lawyers helping San Marino on the road to Blockchain haven

San Marino appoints lawyers as republic joins other smaller jurisdictions looking to position themselves as a global blockchain haven.

ROBOT LAW

Consumers choose cheaper, faster 'lawbots' over expensive, slow lawyers

Consumers choose cheaper, faster 'lawbots' over expensive, slow lawyers

Divorce by lawbot? New survey says 70 per cent of consumers would be happy to consult a 'lawbot', while law firms worry about digital impacts.

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.

Blogs

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.

WORKPLACE

Four ways law firms can support exiting lawyers

Four ways law firms can support exiting lawyers

Colleen Torell of Keystone Partners gives tips for law firms to make the exit process easier.

Management speak

AI

AI improves efficiency significantly for law firms

AI improves efficiency significantly for law firms

Law firms have been slower to adopt AI than other sectors but clients say it improves time efficiency by 50 per cent.

Corporate counsel

ARBITRATION

AAA new alternative fee arrangements helps control arbitration costs

AAA new alternative fee arrangements helps control arbitration costs

Arbitrators offer two new routes to resolve disputes at lower costs, cites high levels of satisfaction among general counsel.

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

Law and the military-technology complex

Law and the military-technology complex

In this month's Bookshelf, The Global Legal Post's Editor-At-Large, Dr David Cowan, picks three books on cybercrime, robots and remote warfare, echoing concerns of a new military-technology complex

 
 

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