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  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Vietnam pushes mediation agenda

    23 April 2019

    Draft law to encourage mediation and dialogue at court as state seeks to promote alternative dispute resolution.

  • INNOVATION

    Eversheds' speedy AI sandbox

    24 April 2019

    Eversheds Sutherland announces innovation partnership with Fastcase on artificial intelligence Sandbox.

  • LEGAL EDUCATION

    Academia and practice in new LLB combo

    24 April 2019

    Innovative degree to combine 'top-100 education' with firm partnership to help future lawyers prepare for new technology and online courts.

  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Singapore tops Asian disputes poll

    23 April 2019

    Asian lawyers prefer Singapore as venue for dispute resolution according to poll, established system and familiarity offered as two main reasons.

  • BLOCKCHAIN

    US firm launches new blockchain practice

    23 April 2019

    AmLaw 200 firm Greenspoon Marder launches blockchain, digital assets and technology transactions practice group with new partner.

  • CRIMINAL BAR

    Anger erupts again at the criminal bar

    23 April 2019

    CBA threaten strike action a year after it narrowly voted against action, when the then CBA chair said “The criminal bar is not going to be quiet.”

  • BIG 4

    UK regulator wants big 4 audit separation

    18 April 2019

    CMA says legislation needed to address vulnerability of the industry to a big 4 loss, inadequate choice and competition, but no structural split…yet.

  • CRYPTOASSETS

    Terminological confusion impeding crypto regulation

    18 April 2019

    Lack of standard terminology for cryptoassets hampers global regulatory response says a new Cambridge University report.

  • LEGAL TRAINING

    Law Society gets in on the act

    18 April 2019

    Law Society of Ireland offers free global online course in arts entertainment and media law, forging mutual understanding.


 

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