The Global Legal Post | Big Stories Global Legal PostTue, 19 Nov 2019en-gb(C) 2019 Global City Media LtdLinklaters launches digital transformation white papersFirm collaborates with Microsoft to launch white papers on AI and open banking., 18 Nov 2019Ashurst pioneers German investigationsGround-breaking collaboration with UnitedLex to launch new investigations solution in Germany., 18 Nov 2019Canada launches domain disputes centreCanadian organization takes on global domain name disputes citing 350 million domain names world-wide where 'conflicts can arise.', 18 Nov 2019Irish law society launches training hybridSociety says “more options than ever” to qualify as a solicitor with launch of new professional practice course hybrid., 15 Nov 2019New Paris lead 'already partnered'Gibson Dunn adds partner to lead employment practice and associate duo in Paris., 15 Nov 2019Feeling the lawyerly love in PhillyTwo of Philadelphia's oldest and largest law firms are go into merger talks with regional peers to boost national presence., 15 Nov 2019Patented in SeattlePolsinelli continues its nationwide US intellectual property growth with four new attorneys in Seattle., 14 Nov 2019Norton Rose Fulbright makes artful movesIn two announcements Nortons celebrates in Mexico City and shows delight in Toronto., 14 Nov 2019Pinsent Masons in data exploration pushFirm partners with the Open Data Institute (ODI) to explore next stage of data trusts to tackle global challenegs such as food waste., 14 Nov 2019Nixon Peabody Boston strongFirm names co-managing partners to give strong "law form of the future" lead at the firm's Boston office., 13 Nov 2019Oz sees law firms pulse rate fallingBank survey shows Australian law firms expect lower profit growth as confidence in current business conditions slips from 85 percent in 2018 to 54 percent in 2019., 13 Nov 2019Time to ping those hours!Ping clocks up $13.2M Series A funding in its mission to give lawyers their time back., 13 Nov 2019Brexit spurs US firm London openingUS firm Tully Rinckey opens London office in planned UK expansion and 'because of Brexit,' according to report in local news outlet., 12 Nov 2019Firm boosts data protection offering in DublinLewis Silkin appointment of partner expands firm's commercial, technology, IP and data protection offering in the European market., 12 Nov 2019BRG opens permanent SA officeJohannesburg hub to focus on economic and financial consulting services relating to disputes, investigations, economic regulation and competition law., 12 Nov 2019Ashurst in disruption global reachAshurst collaborates with service providers to launch Ashurst Advance Reach with starting offers in UK and Australia., 11 Nov 2019Women “tipping the scales”Report celebrates 51 law firms recognized for “tipping the scales” on women in new partner class., 11 Nov 2019DAC Beachcroft claims new teamFirm acquires five partner-led team from BLM Scotland to build their claims solutions business., 11 Nov 201914 construction arbitrators jailedPeru judge orders 14 arbitrators to be jailed as part of Odebrecht corruption probe, 08 Nov 2019Conduct policies “not fit for purpose”Firms collaborate to highlight importance of professional ethics and personal conduct and say policies are outdated at many firms., 08 Nov 2019Property big data driveLaw firm research highlights property owners and investors look to data for the future of property value, but sees bright future for property valuers., 08 Nov 2019Cryptocurrency fees raises the alarmFirm accepts bitcoin while advocacy groups and lawyers raise concerns of criminality and ethics, but they are not the first., 07 Nov 2019Saudi launches human rights database initiativeAs Saudi Aramco prepares Riyadh IPO, the Kingdom launches database initiative to monitor implementation of international law mechanisms., 07 Nov 2019Arthur Cox prepares for another centuryGeoff Moore takes office as new managing partner at Arthur Cox as firm prepares for its centenary year., 07 Nov 2019Nishimura & Asahi in Thai comboTokyo-based firm confirms it has purchased all outstanding shares in SCL Thailand's SCL Group to create new Thai powerhouse., 06 Nov 2019Allen & Overy get new Luxembourg spaceLa Porte de l'Europe welcomes Allen & Overy as firm opens up new space in Luxembourg,, 06 Nov 2019Eversheds taps Simmons hire to build platformEversheds Sutherland appoints city corporate M&A partner to grow upper mid-market platform., 06 Nov 2019Hogan Lovells creates crisis teamFirm launches crisis leadership team to help clients lead through today's complex environment and offer new kind of support when emergencies arise., 05 Nov 2019Former law society president in big 4 moveIn surprise move Christina Blacklaws has been appointed as legal services ambassador at Big Four accountancy KPMG., 05 Nov 2019Reed Smith lays claim to first ABS licenseLaying claim to "first" international law firm to get licence, firm says regulatory approval enables broader client services, attracts top talent and is more agile., 05 Nov 2019Hogan Lovells in Jo'burg relaunchAfter six years in South Africa, global law firm Hogan Lovells has launched its new fully-integrated office in Johannesburg., 04 Nov 2019Clifford Chance in robotic pilotFirm launches pilot and training with plan in place to expand across Asia Pacific and create fully-functional legal bots., 04 Nov 2019Pinsent Masons makes “natural choice”Firm appoints new head of Middle East region who is active on gender diversity issues and a “natural choice” to drive business in the region., 04 Nov 2019Training and client needs under the spotlightDisruption came to the fore at the ITechLaw Dublin conference, with experts highlighting the need for change from legal education and why clients don't want lawyers writing code., 01 Nov 2019Disputes specialist makes a returnClyde & Co secures a strategic partner hire in Shanghai as it welcomes back disputes lawyer., 01 Nov 2019Andersen Global expands legal reach in Central AmericaAndersen Global collaboration agreement with Central American legal firm expands presence in the region to eight additional locations., 01 Nov 2019AI study kicks off lawtech gatheringITechLaw kicks off Dublin conference with a call for comment on AI framework, as authors highlight attempt to synthesise a number of national efforts globally., 01 Nov 2019Law school gets £5.6m legaltech boostSwansea University and the Welsh Government announce £5.6 million investment in LegalTech and access to justice, including cyberterrorism research., 31 Oct 2019MinterEllison sets its clock for 2025Australian firm's results may paint a rosy picture with a 11.6 percent revenue rise, but its top lawyer looks towards 2025 and redefining the firm., 31 Oct 2019Two-decade campaign pays offAfter 20 years of campaigning, Law Society of Ireland welcomes availability of limited liability partnerships for solicitors., 30 Oct 2019High calibre teamA quartet of financial regulation and enforcement partners joins Baker McKenzie., 30 Oct 2019Boston firm embraces disruptionNixon Peabody's new chief marketing and growth officer brings innovative, technology-focused approach., 30 Oct 2019On the road to MoroccoDentons lauds its polycentric model against “colonial” and “hierarchical” approaches in Africa as it launches combination with leading law firm in Morocco., 29 Oct 2019Hong Kong sets it sails for successNew arbitration “success fees” are being studied by the Law Reform Commission co-chaired by two lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills., 29 Oct 2019Combo builds Spanish tax practiceCombo of Roca Junyent and Segarra de Figarolas forges tax practice and expansion of services in Spain., 29 Oct 2019Leadership position off to a flying startMcCann FitzGerald chooses aviation finance specialist as it establishes the role of chair of the partnership, and celebrates academic connection., 28 Oct 2019Research emphasises human side of legaltechUniversity of Oxford multi-faceted legal tech research looks into legaltech ecosystem, drawing in quartet of law firms in data consortium., 28 Oct 2019The technology investment contradictionInvestment levels in law firm is falling, but firms still believe it is a strategic priority., 28 Oct 2019Latham & Watkins offer a virtual experienceLaw firm platform InsideSherpa sets up virtual internships to help law students gain real-world experience., 25 Oct 2019Clifford Chance in Amsterdam refurbFirm promises bright future as it moves temporarily to IJsbaanpad to undergo renovation., 25 Oct 2019Ireland keeps its Brexit gainsWith 20,000th name added, the Law Society of Ireland flags a year of historic milestones, major changes and ambitious new projects., 25 Oct 2019Clifford Chance deploys Pro bono toolClifford Chance strengthens pro bono impact in partnership with Paladin., 24 Oct 2019Clydes boosts maritime practice with double hireClyde & Co appoints key maritime, commodities and transport partner in Australia and adds marine partner to strengthen Scottish practice., 24 Oct 2019Big banking data warningLaw firm publishes 'Global Bank Review: The Data Game' warning of the legal, regulatory and political pitfalls of big data., 24 Oct 2019Brazilian lawyer returns with teamTauil & Chequer strengthens environmental practice with return of partner Luiz Gustavo Bezerra who helped establish practice in 2014., 23 Oct 2019US law firms “out of sync” with client needsUS legal trends report spotlights struggle with client inquiries as 1,000 emails and 500 phone calls reveal poor response rates., 23 Oct 2019Kennedys partners with UCLLaw firm and academic tie-up to develop emerging risk tool for insurers., 23 Oct 2019Fieldfisher expands in BelfastFirm doubles the size of its Belfast legal solutions hub with bigger space and more hires., 22 Oct 2019Legal brands jockey for positionThe Acritas 2019 European Brand Index shows jockeying success of global law firms amidst economic forces and emerging opportunities., 22 Oct 2019Vietnam Prime Minister backs legal professionVietnam's prime minster lends support to improving the country's legal profession., 22 Oct 2019Ode to LegislationIBA report urges governments to create legislation for on-demand workers as gig economy grows., 21 Oct 2019HSF acts on autismTackling autism in the workplace Herbert Smith Freehills unveils new programme to widen the search for talent., 21 Oct 2019Andersen Global expands legal services eastwardsFirm expands in India and Africa, which in a period of just over two years seen expansion into 18 countries in Africa., 21 Oct 2019UK fees income grows but pace slowsUK law firms score strongest growth since 2011 but challenges prevail according to a PwC 2019 Law Firms Survey., 18 Oct 2019BSB streamlines case managementBar Standards Board implements CaseLines as part of its new-look regulatory operations., 18 Oct 2019First legaltech incubator for IndiaFollowing a February launch Indian law firm CAM names legaltech incubator's first cohort of winners., 18 Oct 2019“Much-needed” tech disputes procedure launchesNew adjudication procedure for the resolution of technology disputes in England & Wales launched., 17 Oct 2019Tie-up keen to cater for UK-India corridor clientsIndia Law Alliance has tied up with UK-based law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys to cater to their clients in the UK-India corridor., 17 Oct 2019Ashurst applies the acceleratorFirm is the latest to launch an intense FinTech accelerator programme, featuring multidisciplinary collaboration., 17 Oct 2019Luxury GC calls on US to create GDPR-style privacy standardThe current US patchwork of privacy laws is not fit for purpose and needs reform., 17 Oct 2019Incubators put UK legaltech investment into overdriveInvestment in UK legal technology startups reached £61m in 2018, more than doubling the £22m invested in the previous 12 months., 16 Oct 2019Tech partnership answers a “market cry”iManage RAVN and Cognia Law partner globally to enable organizations to leverage AI for business advantage and innovation and create new ecosystem., 16 Oct 2019Oxford report tackles tech and political advertisingOxford Internet Institute suggests need for collective actions to help plug gaps in data rights & political campaigning law., 16 Oct 2019Scots firm's innovation in full flowShepherd and Wedderburn launches a smarter working innovation unit to further enhance its service to clients., 15 Oct 2019Firm's new brand takes flightA new look for Simmons & Simmons as firm takes inpiration from starlings., 15 Oct 2019Arbitration in “dire” need of sharia expertiseSpecialist arbitration course launched in Dubai as Islamic finance grows and industry responds to “dire need” of expertise., 16 Oct 2019DLA Piper under fireFormer ethics officer and student protest groups target two-pronged attack on DLA Piper, according to reports by Bloomberg News., 14 Oct 2019Dentons tackle lgbt+ data concernsStonewall, Dentons and NYU join forces to launch gdpr guide on lgbt+ data collection., 14 Oct 2019Toughing out M&A hangoverBaker McKenzie report reveals M&A to drop 25 percent in 2020 in the face of an uncertainty, with North America the outlier., 14 Oct 2019Profession marks mental health daySeventeen signed Mindful Business Charter on yesterday's World Mental Health Day, while Freshfields meets target for its first-aider programme., 11 Oct 2019Hogan Lovells barefoot in the desertFirm's social responsibility partnership training rural women in India is to feature at Dubai expo 2020., 11 Oct 2019Bird & Bird's blockchain bookFirm launches international report on the potential application of blockchain and offers insight into criteria for fresh regulation., 11 Oct 2019Literally Amazonification of the legal marketAmazon takes to the US legal market with an new IP offering on the back of law firm network., 10 Oct 2019Legal reality imitates legal artInspired by "Suits" legal TV series, Donna secures $2.5 million in seed funding to replace the robot within the lawyer., 10 Oct 2019Schjodt expands in Nordic comboTime is ripe for Nordic consolidation says firm's head as Norway's Schjodt and Sweden's Hamilton merged to create a €108m firm., 10 Oct 2019Law society in fight to end stigmaLaw Society of Ireland launches professional wellbeing project for solicitors, highlights stigma and issues of stress and vicarious trauma., 09 Oct 2019Combo spikes interestDrawing on Golden Spike history Dentons US, Bingham Greenebaum and Cohen & Grigsby on track to be "first truly national US law firm.", 09 Oct 2019Putting project management “front of house”Pinsent Masons launches dedicated legal and project management division to put discipline “front of house.”, 09 Oct 2019Neurosurgeons flag whiplash legal "myth”In Irish study, findings reveal most whiplash patients end treatment when legal action finished and outcome of whiplash treatment differs in less litigious cultures., 08 Oct 2019And the winners are…Simmons & Simmons announces winning businesses making up the fourth cohort to receive support from the firm's fintech fund., 08 Oct 2019Eversheds in Africa pushFirm strengthens the leadership team for legal services in Africa and outline five year vision., 08 Oct 2019DWF hires entire local team to open in DüsseldorfIt's been a busy few weeks for DWF as they add fourth German office to recent new hires in Europe and Australia as firm furthers expansion ambitions., 07 Oct 2019Six start-ups selected for Cuatrecasas Acelera programmeFourth iteration of Cuatrecasas Acelera program selects six startups for boot camp kick off, including two legal profession fast track start-ups., 07 Oct 2019Winston & Strawn pull in American rival partnersFirm enhances transactions capabilities in Europe with addition of four partners from rival American firm in Paris., 07 Oct 2019Baker Botts bolsters practiceFirm welcomes nine-partner environmental, white collar and crisis response team to four offices to further strengthening practices., 04 Oct 2019UK solicitor body launches consultationNew SRA strategy aims to help broader public interests as it focuses on high professional standards, innovation and collaboration., 04 Oct 2019Clyde's inside jobFirm finds internal candidate for Clyde & Co's new top job., 04 Oct 2019Orrick grows Paris arbitration offeringFirm adds top-tier international arbitration team in Paris with Jones Day duo., 03 Oct 2019Ince establishes Gibralter maritime practiceFirm expands service offering and appoints Hassans partner to setup the Ince Gibraltar shipping practice., 03 Oct 2019DWF appointments boost Poland expansionFirm continues expansion in Poland with two partner appointments joining form international law firms., 03 Oct 2019