Legal news

Nixton Peabody gives over office space to LGBTQ startups

Nixton Peabody gives over office space to LGBTQ startups

Global law firm Nixon Peabody has dedicated the lower level of its San Francisco office to an R&D incubator focused on advancing and supporting startups led by LGBTQ founders.

Editor's picks

RESEARCH

Inaugural General Counsel Up-at-Night Report highlights key challenges and concerns

Inaugural General Counsel Up-at-Night Report highlights key challenges and concerns

ALM Intelligence and global law firm Morrison & Foerster have today announced the inaugural results of the General Counsel Up-at-Night Report at ALM's SuperConference in Chicago.

LITIGATION

The use of expert witnesses in derivatives mis-selling litigation

The use of expert witnesses in derivatives mis-selling litigation

Expert evidence is useful in derivatives mis-selling litigation but not always prized by the judges.

BRIBERY

SEC lowers bribery threshold

SEC lowers bribery threshold

The SEC has been increasingly lowering the threshold for bribery cases with the risk of bribery now deemed a violation.

TECHNOLOGY

Canadian CLOs lag behind on technology

Canadian CLOs lag behind on technology

Canadian chief legal officers are under-exploiting technology, missing out on opportunities to make their departments more efficient, research by Deloittes has revealed.

Blogs

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.

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES

Iran elections strengthen trading conditions

Iran elections strengthen trading conditions

With the elections over, trading with Iran looks set to improve despite US presidential mood swings.

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

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Around the house

A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.

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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Australia inks deal with Japan to aid financial services expansion

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced the completion of a framework for co-operation with the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) aimed at promoting innovation in financial services in both countries.