Legal news

Ballard Spahr chief talks of battle to keep clients

Ballard Spahr chief talks of battle to keep clients

Mark Stewart, chair of the 500-lawyer US firm, has given an interview in which he talks of the way law firms no longer inherit clients but are engaged in a battle, on a daily basis, to retain the ones they have.

Editor's picks

BLOG: AUTOMATION

Why lawyer's can't spell - but can do law

Why lawyer's can't spell - but can do law

In his new book “The Glass Cage: Where Automation is Taking Us” Nicholas Carr presents an entertaining but sceptical take on what automation is doing to lawyers. Peter Birkett of Howard Kennedy replies.

REGULATORY

Barclays to tackle multi-billion fines as priority of new chair

Barclays to tackle multi-billion fines as priority of new chair

Settling legal and regulatory issues with the regulators will be one of the top priorities of John McFarlane, the 67-year old known as a straight-shooter who became chair of the bank yesterday.

TEAM TRANSFERS

Arnold Porter recruits 8-litigator team to IP group in Silicon Valley

Arnold Porter recruits 8-litigator team to IP group in Silicon Valley

The eight lawyers come from the leading boutique practice, Agility IP Law, which was founded by James Otteson, formerly of Wilson Sonsini.

ENFORCEMENT

Former Hogan Lovells partner to focus on cyber security as Attorney General

Former Hogan Lovells partner to focus on cyber security as Attorney General

Loretta Lynch will be the first black woman to hold the post of US Attorney General - in which post she has said her priorities will be tackling cybercrime, terrorism and improving minority relations with the police.

Blogs

LITIGATION FUNDING

Less is more in litigation funding

Less is more in litigation funding

There are likely to be less but bigger companies in the litigation funding market as some of the smaller companies are bought up, says Chris Smith of Vannin,

LITIGATION FUNDING

Nascent no more

Nascent no more

Most law firms are now aware of litigation finance and around half of corporate counsel, says Nick Rowles-Davies.

Management speak

MERGER

Dentons mimics Big Four  expansion

Dentons mimics Big Four expansion

The firm is planning to continue to grow and will target a broader range of work than the global elite law firms.

Corporate counsel

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Around the house

A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.

Business sector round up

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2015

Brand protection in China: the do's and don'ts

Brand protection in China: the do's and don'ts

E-commerce sales in China have outpaced the US, making it one of the most lucrative markets in the world. Brand protection group Mark Monitor has produced a white paper: Best Practices for Brand Protection and Effective Enforcement in China.

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT

Luxury law meets business

Luxury law meets business

CEOs across the luxury industry will join lawyers to look at the challenges and risks facing this rapidly changing sector at this year's Luxury Law Summit on 19 May in London.

Who did the deals

M&A

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

The Dutch law firm advised on the acquisition of the Ingredient Company in Canada.

Bookshelf

THE FUTURE OF LAW

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

A glimpse into the future and some legal reinvigoration is what is on offer to the reader of 'Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer', says law firm guru George Beaton of Beaton Capital.

 
 

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Reed Smith and Skadden lateral hires join Culhane Meadows in Chicago

The national US, cloud-based practice Culhane Meadows has attracted three female lateral hires from Reed Smith, Skadden Arps and Baker & McKenzie to open up a Chicago presence.