Legal news

Debevoise launches crisis response group to advise boards

Debevoise launches crisis response group to advise boards

The US law firm is bringing together a global team to sort out the 'really big messes' companies get into.

Editor's picks

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT

Shortlist announced for Luxury Law Awards

Shortlist announced for Luxury Law Awards

Contenders for the Luxury Law Awards come from an array of leading luxury companies and their advisers. The winners will be chosen on 16 May at the Luxury Law Summit.

POLITICS

Chinese ministries move to protect lawyers' rights

Chinese ministries move to protect lawyers' rights

Following a number of violations of lawyers' legal rights which have garnered global scrutiny, Chinese authorities are to establish mechanisms to respond quickly to cases that harm solicitors' professional rights.

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Around the house

A weekly round-up of in-house moves around the globe.

BOARDS

Company goals take precedence over law department

Company goals take precedence over law department

General counsel are now expected to contribute to the organisation well beyond the traditional compliance and litigation focus and take an enterprising stance in the corporate and strategic planning process within the boardroom.

Blogs

INNOVATION

Is 'legal innovation' an oxymoron?: Part Two

Is 'legal innovation' an oxymoron?: Part Two

This second instalment of Daniel Santiago Acevedo's three-part series on legal innovation tackles the question of how we can innovate in the way we educate the lawyers of tomorrow.

IMMIGRATION

Changes to UK immigration rules for sponsored non-EEA workers

Changes to UK immigration rules for sponsored non-EEA workers

Payne Hicks Beach partner Kathryn Bradbury unpacks recent changes to the United Kingdom's immigration policies and how they are likely to affect businesses sponsoring workers from outside the European Economic Area.

Management speak

GC FUTURES SUMMIT 2016

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Not only do law firms have to compete with other law firms for legal work, LPOs are now a force to be reckoned with as demonstrated by VMware's work with QuisLex.

Corporate counsel

TAX

UK football clubs targeted by tax authorities

UK football clubs targeted by tax authorities

The UK tax authorities have raided two football clubs and seized documents and computers as part of a tax investigation.

Business sector round up

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.

SOFTWARE

LexisNexis launch legal research and drafting tool, available 'anywhere, anytime'

LexisNexis launch legal research and drafting tool, available 'anywhere, anytime'

LexisNexis has announced the integration of its Lexis for Microsoft Office legal drafting and review solution with Microsoft Office 365 , creating a new cloud-based version that is accessible anywhere, anytime on any device directly within Microsoft

Who did the deals

DIVESTMENT

PRK Partners advises on SABMiller divestment

PRK Partners advises on SABMiller divestment

The Czech law firm is advising on the Czech and Slovak issues of the deal which sees SABMiller sell off its CEE businesses to complete its merger with Anheuser-Busch.

 
 

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Shortlist announced for Luxury Law Awards

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