Legal news

GDPR is an opportunity for European business, not a threat, says professor

GDPR is an opportunity for European business, not a threat, says professor

European companies will steal a march on the rest of the world on data privacy.

Editor's picks

GDPR

The world of pessimistic security

The world of pessimistic security

Pessimistic security, embedded artificial intelligence and GDPR will reign supreme in the legal sector in 2018.

SME LAW FIRMS

Legal departments bypass smaller firms despite preferring them

Legal departments bypass smaller firms despite preferring them

Small firms can be more innovative but are less likely to pass the muster with GCs when searching for suitable law firms.

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT

Luxury companies get together in New York to talk legal

Luxury companies get together in New York to talk legal

Luxury and retail lawyers are meeting in New York next month to discuss the latest challenges faced by the industry globally.

INSOLVENCY

Carillion insolvency puts question mark over legal team's future

Carillion insolvency puts question mark over legal team's future

The construction giant's high profile legal department, headed by GC and board member Richard Tapp, has an uncertain future ahead.

Blogs

RIGHT TO DISSENT

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

The right to dissent is what has made America great, says Reuben Guttman.

DIVERSITY

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Despite efforts by the world's top law firms, diverse talent remains elusive - particularly at the upper echelons of firm management.

Management speak

LAW FIRM EXPANSION

2018 will be the year for exploring micro-niches to better serve clients

2018 will be the year for exploring micro-niches to better serve clients

Law firms need to focus on the McKinsey strategy and ensure that in three years time one third of their revenues come from services they do not yet have. Patrick McKenna shares his predictions for the year ahead.

Corporate counsel

COMPETENCY

Singapore creates new standards for corporate counsel

Singapore creates new standards for corporate counsel

Corporate counsel will have to adhere to a competency framework to ensure they meet the highest standards.

Business sector round up

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.

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2018

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury cosmetics supplier Coty has won its case in the highest court in Europe over selling its products on Amazon but, say lawyers, other questions remain.

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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Ogletree Deakins in $300m lawsuit over gender discrimination claim

A shareholder at the US employment law firm is suing for $300m over alleged gender bias, a claim strenuously denied by Ogletree which points to its wide ranging initiatives to redress any imbalance.