Legal news

French candidates to face investigation right up to election

French candidates to face investigation right up to election

France's Justice Minister has warned presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen that there will be no let-up in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections two months away.

Editor's picks

BLOG: EMERGING MARKETS

Brazil: Down but not out

Brazil: Down but not out

Despite its recent troubles, Brazil is still an economic force to be reckoned with, says Andre de Almeida.

LAW FIRM EXPANSION

Private equity invests in UK family law firm

Private equity invests in UK family law firm

Family law practice SFL has received private equity funding to grow its practice.

BLOG: POLITICS

Profiles in Justice: Sally Yates

Profiles in Justice: Sally Yates

US trial attorney Reuben Guttman shares his reflections on President Donald Trump's dismissal of acting US Attorney General Sally Yates.

BLOG: BREXIT

The Brexit Bill: What is it, and what does it mean?

The Brexit Bill: What is it, and what does it mean?

Bryan Cave head of EU & UK competition Robert Bell walks us through the UK Government's 'Brexit Bill' and its implications.

Blogs

PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY

Innovation or invasion?: Bosses using wearable technology to track and record workforce metrics

Innovation or invasion?: Bosses using wearable technology to track and record workforce metrics

The growth of wearable technology is enabling employers to access more information about their workforce than ever before, writes PwC employment law and industrial relations expert Tom Kerr Williams.

KWM

Vereined off: Why Swiss vereins lack true client focus

Vereined off: Why Swiss vereins lack true client focus

The sorry state of affairs and uncertain future at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) provides a timely reminder of the shortcomings of the Swiss verein model and similar 'halfway house' structures.

Management speak

GC FUTURES SUMMIT 2016

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Not only do law firms have to compete with other law firms for legal work, LPOs are now a force to be reckoned with as demonstrated by VMware's work with QuisLex.

Corporate counsel

DEALS

Verizon extends discounted offer for Yahoo despite security woes

Verizon extends discounted offer for Yahoo despite security woes

Verizon and Yahoo have agreed to a $4.48bn cut-price merger deal despite a series of cybersecurity breaches at the latter which threatened to sink the union.

Business sector round up

SOFTWARE

LexisNexis launch legal research and drafting tool, available 'anywhere, anytime'

LexisNexis launch legal research and drafting tool, available 'anywhere, anytime'

LexisNexis has announced the integration of its Lexis for Microsoft Office legal drafting and review solution with Microsoft Office 365 , creating a new cloud-based version that is accessible anywhere, anytime on any device directly within Microsoft

APPOINTMENTS

Dillon Eustace appoints new banking partner

Dillon Eustace appoints new banking partner

The Dublin law firm says it is expanding its banking and capital markets group.

Who did the deals

DIVESTMENT

PRK Partners advises on SABMiller divestment

PRK Partners advises on SABMiller divestment

The Czech law firm is advising on the Czech and Slovak issues of the deal which sees SABMiller sell off its CEE businesses to complete its merger with Anheuser-Busch.

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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Singapore's multi-million dollar programme to help law firms become tech savy

A S$2.8 million programme was launched yesterday (Monday, February 27) to help small and medium-sized Singapore law firms adopt technology.