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Dentons merges with Maclay Murray & Spens

Dentons merges with Maclay Murray & Spens

Dentons has snapped up another law firm as it continues in merger mania mode.

Editor's picks

LUXURY LAW ALLIANCE

The Ikea 'Frakta' bag - a novel approach to dealing with look-alike products

The Ikea 'Frakta' bag - a novel approach to dealing with look-alike products

Balenciaga has recently launched what is widely being billed as their interpretation of the iconic Ikea 'Frakta' bag but, says Daisy Dier of Bird & Bird, luxury brands should seek advice before going down this path.

LITIGATION

White & Case fined a record £250,000 by the SDT for acting 'recklessly'

White & Case fined a record £250,000 by the SDT for acting 'recklessly'

White & Case has been fined a record £250,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for breaching conduct rules.

CYBER RISK

Cyber poses challenge for insurance companies

Cyber poses challenge for insurance companies

Defining cyber risk is a challenge and an opportunity for the insurance community.

C-SUITE

Starbucks puts general counsel in charge of workforce

Starbucks puts general counsel in charge of workforce

The company has elevated its general counsel Lucy Helm to take over the people role, following management changes at the global coffee chain.

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 But, says Reuben Guttman, this outdated view does a disservice to the legal profession.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

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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DLA Piper expands Southern Californian operation

The firm has joined forces with Liner which has strong links in real estate and entertainment.