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HSF appoints chief exec as Allen & Overy prepares for leadership votes

HSF appoints chief exec as Allen & Overy prepares for leadership votes

Justin D'Agostino gets nod at Herbert Smith Freehills while A&O faces contested elections

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Research highlights AI threat to UK legal profession

Research highlights AI threat to UK legal profession

Four per cent decline in lawyers by 2027 predicted if AI take up is faster than expected

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

GCs to face 'uncharted' AI challenges, report warns

GCs to face 'uncharted' AI challenges, report warns

Lex Mundi sets out risks posed for in-house lawyers by AI's 'profound impact'

SUSTAINABILITY

Ashurst appoints global sustainability partner

Ashurst appoints global sustainability partner

Hong Kong-based head of high-yield tasked with addressing climate-change risk agenda

LEGAL TECHNOLOGY

Deloitte Legal launches UK tech incubator with 14-strong cohort

Deloitte Legal launches UK tech incubator with 14-strong cohort

Accountancy giant's legal arm admits first start-ups to Deloitte Legal Ventures programme

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

POWER OF WOMEN

Lawyers talk power of women in new TV documentary

Lawyers talk power of women in new TV documentary

High profile lawyers Helena Kennedy QC and Gloria Allred share the secrets of their success and obstacles on the way in a new Sky Arts TV series launching on 26 August.

Corporate counsel

BILLING

US firms write off up to fifth of fees due to 'overwhelming' billing demands

US firms write off up to fifth of fees due to 'overwhelming' billing demands

Survey of nearly 200 law firms calculates that outside counsel guidelines are costing some firms $4m a year

Business sector round up

WORLD LEGAL SUMMIT

Updated: Summit meeting welcomes Ireland's 'AI moment'

Updated: Summit meeting welcomes Ireland's 'AI moment'

The World Legal Summit Dublin to be held August 1, 2019, now with additional sponsorship from Bar of Ireland.

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.

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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