The Global Legal Post | Big Stories Global Legal PostSun, 25 Aug 2019en-gb(C) 2019 Global City Media LtdHSF highlights tougher UK pension regulationTougher regulation takes hold as pension regulator steps up requests for information, warns Herbert Smith Freehills., 23 Aug 2019Talking the legal talkMicrosoft signing up as first user is big boost for 'standard' legal language released last month by SALI., 23 Aug 2019Academic to lead Reed Smith innovationFirm books collaboration with appointent of first innovation engagement manager to lead innovation hub in London., 23 Aug 2019NRF applauds Maritime womenNorton Rose Fulbright highlights Maritime women as two of their own are appointed to leading roles in Canadian maritime law organizations., 22 Aug 2019Russian lawyers forge academic partnershipGraduates of Swiss Academy for International Law to defend rights of Russians, with sports law as a new area for training., 22 Aug 2019Report offers industry guide to AI hypeLegal AI efficacy report published by Blickstein Group cuts through market hype in industry's first independent review of AI-Powered Legal Tools ., 22 Aug 2019Dentons in mindful moveFirm's appointment of chief mindfulness officer in response to "groundbreaking work" promotes more holistic legal practice., 21 Aug 2019A double-first for KennedysFirm appoints Suzanne Liversidge as first global managing partner, and first for a UK top 30 firm, following continued growth., 21 Aug 2019Law In Order builds ethical wallsLegal tech firm goes for Darktrace to boost compliance and builds ethical walls saying “cyber AI is nothing short of ground-breaking.”, 21 Aug 2019Clyde & Co expands its African horizonsFirm says NRF and Gildenhuys Malatji hires expands African business and consolidates status as key insurance provider on the continent., 20 Aug 2019Australian law firm embroiled in political probeDWF finds itself drawn into probe of senior politician as critics ask questions about her links to the firm and work earning over A$5m in government fees, according to media reports., 20 Aug 2019Linklaters exploiting what they knowFirm launches new AI data-powered system to search and manage legal documents in what provider calls a textbook example for law firms., 20 Aug 2019Singapore adds MAS SPICENewly launched Code of Practice strengthens regulatory compliance for the digital asset industry with legal support from Linklaters., 19 Aug 2019Firm hits the big apple with blockchainTaylor English enters the New York market with the addition of specialist partner., 19 Aug 2019NRF expands renewable energy practice in TexasNorton Rose Fulbright has expanded its renewable energy capabilities in Texas with the addition of McGuireWoods duo., 19 Aug 2019Linklaters in German blockchain firstIn DLT-based payments, Linklaters advises Commerzbank on pilot project for machine-to-machine payments., 16 Aug 2019NRF turns to duo for renewable energyNorton Rose Fulbright has expanded its renewable energy capabilities in Texas with the addition of McGuireWoods duo., 16 Aug 2019Plaudits for Reynen Court beta launchFive beta law firms and over ninety third-party application vendors go live with single platform for legal technology after twelve months of development., 16 Aug 2019Hogan Lovells in Boston moveAfter a couple of London office moves by international firms, Hogan Lovells opts to move its office on other side of the Atlantic., 15 Aug 2019AmLaw100 firm WSGR goes end-to-endTackling repetitive and low-value work, WSGR stated as first Am Law 100 firm to fully automate signing and closing process for entire practice area., 15 Aug 2019Law firm flags retail sector employment "suspicions"Findings, including 1 in 10 retail workers experiencing "inappropriate sexual touching" in current job, “confirm the suspicions of anyone working in employment law.”, 15 Aug 2019Fangda Partners duo in Linklaters China moveLinklaters' Shanghai Free Trade Zone joint operation partner, Zhao Sheng law firm, has hired duo from Fangda Partners., 14 Aug 2019Simmons & Simmons enters “new era”New leadership for dispute resolution practice as firm takes on board succession planning in what is termed a “new era.”, 14 Aug 2019LexisNexis delivers court research solutionProvider launches its enhanced CourtLink docket research solution on the Lexis Advance platform, offers free trial., 14 Aug 2019It's good to talkNew Perimeter provides training on contract negotiations to East African public sector lawyers., 13 Aug 2019Fintech firm marks legal milestoneWhite & Case and Cooley join 42 other law firms harnessing Shieldpay, as fintech firm marks major milestone ahead of changes to SRA rules., 13 Aug 2019Comprehensive picture of the US legal professionLaw by the numbers is revealed as new American Bar Association profile of the legal profession is published., 13 Aug 2019US lawyers get a taste for litigation fundingOnce tried US lawyers are positive and say they would try litigation funding again says survey., 12 Aug 2019UK legal industry turnover at record highIn first half of 2019 legal industry generated almost £18bn of revenue recording a record high official statistics report., 12 Aug 2019HFW takes Ince yacht team onboardFirm launching an office in Monaco with the hire of a team from Ince, though Gordon Dadds Group sees it differently., 12 Aug 2019Law firms open to change...sort ofSurvey correlates change management and partner buy-in with law firm efficiency, but highlights some surprising findings on tech adoption., 09 Aug 2019Singapore bolsters disputes hubIn a busy week for Singapore AAA-ICDR bolsters its presence to serve as case management hub in Asia, and Maxwell Chambers suites are opened., 09 Aug 2019Ex-NRF duo lead launch of new Dentons risk consulting businessDentons Risk Consulting will work alongside the firm's legal teams to provide a multi-skilled, integrated offering for clients., 09 Aug 2019HSF commits long-term to ChinaFirm adds China law capability following the approval of a joint operation with Kewei., 09 Aug 2019Brexit unboundIncreased throughput sees Brexit-related laws passed more than triple in first half of 2019, while significant non-Brexit legislation has been delayed., 08 Aug 2019Clyde & Co appoints drones expertEminent academic Professor Ron Bartsch to assist Clyde & Co's global drones strategy group., 08 Aug 2019Singapore Convention in signing ceremonyThe Signing Ceremony for the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention on Mediation) was held today in Singapore., 07 Aug 2019Non-traditional merger in South Korea for DentonsDentons' combination with Lee International will uniquely position the firms to meet client needs in South Korea and around the globe., 07 Aug 2019Gordon Dadds to rebrandListed law firm Gordon Dadds is rebranding as The Ince Group, following its recent acquisition of shipping law firm Ince & Co., 07 Aug 2019LGBT poses challenge for Qatar World Cup sponsorsSponsors of the Qatar World Cup tournament could face reputational risk if current laws against the LGBT community are not suspended for the event., 06 Aug 2019Ince appoints new heads for London and ChinaGlobal moves as firm names duo to head up London as group chief focuses internationally and appoints new head for China Practice in Singapore., 06 Aug 2019Dentons signals Central America expansionFollowing African expansion last week, Dentons signals combination in Honduras to strengthen firm's offering in Latin America and the Caribbean., 06 Aug 2019China ready for Singapore lawyersSingapore Ministry of Law launches training scheme to ready lawyers for working with China and meet the island state's business needs., 06 Aug 2019Luxury elite join Luxury Law Summit faculty in New YorkLuxury leaders from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Macys and Ralph Lauren will discuss the latest issues for the sector this fall., 07 Aug 2019PLMJ lawyers depart for rivalTeam moves round the top table of Portugese legal firms as PLMJ lawyers leave for Lisbon rival Abreu Advogados., 05 Aug 2019Britain's legal sector braces for £3.5bn Brexit shock no-deal slumpThe UK is set for a significant slowdown in event of no deal Brexit, according to the Law Society., 05 Aug 2019IBA attacks Saudi beheadingsSaudi Arabia is flouting international law with surge in beheadings, says IBA report which highlights record rate of execution in the kingdom., 05 Aug 2019NRF insurance team heads over to DACBFirm acquires partner-led insurance team from Norton Rose Fulbright in London as pivotal move in expanding global business., 02 Aug 2019Hogan Lovells restructures in South AfricaAfter a six-year relationship, Hogan Lovells is restructuring its legal practice in South Africa following a strategic review of its business in the country., 02 Aug 2019Simmons & Simmons expands in GermanyAddition to Frankfurt office reflects strong client demand in employment and labour services., 02 Aug 2019Holland & Knight in pro bono hackFirm sponsors creation of a new Miami chapter of Legal Hackers, a pro bono group at the intersection of law and tech., 01 Aug 2019Eversheds Sutherland's essential appFirm launches BDCESSENTIALS mobile app., 01 Aug 2019Dentons powers up with NZ comboFirm to combine with a leading firm in New Zealand to create Australasia powerhouse, and biggest global firm in NZ “on day one.”, 01 Aug 2019DAC Beachcroft makes insurance claimThe firm's counter fraud specialists predict 'explosion' in fraudulent vehicle accident damage claims., 31 Jul 2019Fans show Ronaldo a red cardNot tax charges or rape allegations this time, but angry fans seeking a lawsuit after he stays on the bench in South Korea friendly., 31 Jul 2019Diligen speeds up contract reviewsToronto company releases Prodigy, a new machine learning-based self-training system., 31 Jul 2019Nexus Law takes flight in Sydney moveNewLaw firm expands commercial law footprint as new headquarters opens in Sydney., 30 Jul 2019“Bottoms up” for Clyde & Co innovationFirm to use innovative visual search tool in development of machine learning projects., 30 Jul 2019Law and ethics Africa teaching initiativeGlobal firm White & Case joined with law schools to run a week of legal ethics programs and events in Rwanda., 30 Jul 2019Pinsent Mason lets the genie outPinsent Masons announces AI pilot to provide novel insights to clients using machine learning., 29 Jul 2019Cooley aims for Singapore with new hireFirm in expansion mode with plans for fourth office in Asia., 29 Jul 2019US courts diversity problemMinority groups and women underrepresented on US state supreme courts, as report suggests judicial elections lack of diversity threatens legitimacy., 29 Jul 2019LexisNexis and Knowable in joint ventureLexisNexis says its investment in Knowable underscores the promise and potential of contract data analytics., 26 Jul 2019Almost third of European companies not gdpr compliantThirty percent of European businesses are still not gdpr compliant as some companies revert to old ways, says survey., 26 Jul 2019Firm starts a revolutionAustralian-based international firm MinterEllison launches innovative graduate program and welcomes tech-focused legal operations grads., 26 Jul 2019Cooley's office move reflects ambitionFirm confirms it is heading to 22 Bishopsgate in a 2020 relocation to the City's tallest and most advanced building., 25 Jul 2019HFW in Solomonic judgementGlobal disputes law firm announces development partnership with litigation analytics start-up Solomonic., 25 Jul 2019Postcards from the legal edgeCalifornia State Bar looks set to push the boundaries of legal practice as it invites public comment on tech task force's regulatory reform options., 25 Jul 2019A disruptive forty percentScale of alternative providers disrupting legal services market highlighted by increased number of corporate users of “captive” providers., 24 Jul 2019Law Society sends out an SOS“Save our justice system” Law Society urges new UK prime minister Boris Johnson, as Mr Johnson heads to Buckingham Place to take up the post., 24 Jul 2019Simmons & Simmons engineers changeFirm acquires legal engineering firm Wavelength, the first regulated legal engineering firm in the world., 24 Jul 2019EHRC rejects conflict of interest claim over Pinsent Masons partnerLeft-wing UK daily newspaper attacks EHRC, citing Pinsent Masons partner who is chairman of watchdog, in Labour Party anti-semitism probe linked to refugee evictions, but firm rejects an old claim., 23 Jul 2019McDermott in healthcare acquisitionIntegration strengthens client-focused health care consultancy as firm extends firm's health policy and private equity ambitions., 23 Jul 2019Ince in landmark moveFirm's specialists expands presence in historic Lloyd's building and chief executive lauds onboarding of Gibraltar unit., 23 Jul 2019Post-Brexit action heats up in DublinAs UK prepares for new Prime Minister this week, Scots firm Shepherd and Wedderburn announces new office while Pinsent Masons continues expansion., 22 Jul 2019Mishcon de Reya mulls IPOAccording to weekend media reports, the firm is considering a stock market flotation as a way to raise funds for an “ambitious” expansion., 22 Jul 2019Clifford Chance settles on AI solutionFirm selects Elevate's AI platform ContraxSuite to power the firm's new data science lab., 22 Jul 2019Thomson Reuters clever HighQ moveAcquisition expands offerings and leverages Thomson Reuters channels and customer relationships in legal and regulatory market., 19 Jul 2019HSF strengthens Jo'burg benchHerbert Smith Freehills expands South African office with three senior hires and their teams., 19 Jul 2019LawAdvisor in start-up acquisitionFirm invests in legal automation with acquisition of early-stage consultation startup from Mills Oakley., 19 Jul 2019MoFo trio head to Latham in Tokyo switchJapan M&A growth spurs trio to move firms as Latham grabs MoFo team., 18 Jul 2019US and IP are target for Eversheds trioEversheds Sutherland in US expansion as trio of Foley & Lardner IP partners set sail for San Diego., 18 Jul 2019Confusion over big four Indian law changeReport says big four accounting firms may soon be able to practice law in India after all., 18 Jul 2019Ukrainian merger on the cardsUkrainian law firm Sayenko Kharenko reported to be negotiating a potential merger with criminal law boutique of Yevgeniy Solodko., 17 Jul 2019Saudi in arbitration tie-upSaudi Center for Commercial Arbitration launches International Fellowship Programme in partnership with CIArb, 17 Jul 2019EY boosts legal ops in China tech hubBig Four firm extends legal reach into Shenzhen tech hub, follows on from a number of new hires by big four legal operations in China., 17 Jul 2019Simmons & Simmons boosts Qatari disputes offeringFirm expands its dispute resolution offering in Qatar with new partner and team of associates., 16 Jul 2019MinterEllison in disruptive moveAustralian firm appoints two non-legal partners and launches new infrastructure consulting arm, 16 Jul 2019McDermott to close Seoul OfficeOne of the 2012 first wave of foriegn law firms in South Korea, Chicago-based firm becomes second foreign firm to leave., 16 Jul 2019A&O's five-step plan for IndiaAllen & Overy sets out agenda to end institutional care in India and Nepal as pro bono team supports Hope and Homes for Children., 15 Jul 2019Jones Day rewards Chinese studentsFirm announces 11 winners of its International Legal Fellowship award in Beijing and Shanghai., 15 Jul 2019Law firm's insuretech tie-upDAC Beachcroft partners with insurtech start-up and Audatex to develop AI-based liability assessment tool., 15 Jul 2019Under the spotlight: Harry PfefferHarry Pfeffer, International Business Development Manager of LexisNexis InterAction talks strategy, relationship intelligence and privacy., 12 Jul 2019ATZ Law Chambers rebrandsChambers rebrand to become A&K Tanzania and expands leadership team., 12 Jul 2019Singapore ratchets up arbritration offeringWongPartnership and A&G among firms backing ICC Singapore Arbitration Group launch as new lead highlights “unparalleled diversity.”, 12 Jul 2019New Boutique firm challenges status quoAdvisory firm Avonhurst draws from capital markets, banking & finance, real estate sectors with new delivery model and no billable hours., 12 Jul 2019Lawyer launches Romanian boutique firmRomanian big-4 affiliated firm lawyer leaves D&B David si Baias to set up GNP Guia Naghi and Partners., 11 Jul 2019Hogan Lovells makes you thinkIn a "cognitive collaboration" Hogan Lovells and Cognia Law launch alternative delivery partnership., 11 Jul 2019Legal analytics market set for significant growthAutomation drive fuels data and decision-making advances, but lack of awareness among litigators is holding back market growth, says report., 11 Jul 2019Revamped business model for LTC4Non-profit changes business model to open up services promoting industry standard for tech competence., 10 Jul 2019