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Kirkland & Ellis pick up Ropes & Gray team

Kirkland & Ellis pick up Ropes & Gray team

Five top Ropes & Gray partners have jumped ship to US law firm Kirkland & Ellis.

Editor's picks

LEGAL OPERATIONS

Yahoo automates workflows through ThinkSmart

Yahoo automates workflows through ThinkSmart

Yahoo's move to automate thousands of workflows and process saw the company turn to ThinkSmart. Paul Hirner, CEO, ThinkSmart discusses the journey.

LEGALTECH

China looks to lead in legaltech

China looks to lead in legaltech

With more than 100 legaltech companies in China, China is gearing up to become a market leader in the legal space.

MILLENNIALS

The march of the millennials

The march of the millennials

The millennials are now calling the shots and older generations at law firms are being forced to listen, says Simon Harper.

BREXIT

Can foreign investors sue the UK over Brexit?

Can foreign investors sue the UK over Brexit?

Foreign investors may have a case against the UK government if profits suffer post-Brexit, says Bryan Cave's Maria Gritsenko.

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 But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.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

BUDGETS

Iberian legal departments cut back on law firm usage

Iberian legal departments cut back on law firm usage

Legal department budgets in Spain and Portugal have reduced external counsel usage.

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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