The Global Legal Post | Big Stories Global Legal PostThu, 25 Apr 2019en-gb(C) 2019 Global City Media LtdTrowers & Hamlins shines light on $6bn Islamic assetsWeek before Ramadan, Law firm's report highlights UK as the leading Western centre for Islamic finance and great potential for more growth.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 25 Apr 2019Boosting judicial diversity to better reflect societyLawyers in England & Wales from underrepresented groups to get improved support to become judges with new online programme.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 25 Apr 2019Am Law 100 nearing pre-recession growth ratesThe 2019 Am Law 100 data sees a healthy industry that in 2018 continued to show significant gains in key financial metrics.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 25 Apr 2019Vietnam pushes mediation agendaDraft law to encourage mediation and dialogue at court as state seeks to promote alternative dispute resolution.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 24 Apr 2019Eversheds' speedy AI sandboxEversheds Sutherland announces innovation partnership with Fastcase on artificial intelligence Sandbox.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 24 Apr 2019Academia and practice in new LLB comboInnovative degree to combine 'top-100 education' with firm partnership to help future lawyers prepare for new technology and online courts.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 24 Apr 2019Singapore tops Asian disputes pollAsian lawyers prefer Singapore as venue for dispute resolution according to poll, established system and familiarity offered as two main reasons.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 24 Apr 2019US firm launches new blockchain practiceAmLaw 200 firm Greenspoon Marder launches blockchain, digital assets and technology transactions practice group with new partner.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 24 Apr 2019Anger erupts again at the criminal barCBA 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.”$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 24 Apr 2019UK regulator wants big 4 audit separationCMA says legislation needed to address vulnerability of the industry to a big 4 loss, inadequate choice and competition, but no structural split…yet.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 24 Apr 2019Terminological confusion impeding crypto regulationLack of standard terminology for cryptoassets hampers global regulatory response says a new Cambridge University report.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 18 Apr 2019Law Society gets in on the actLaw Society of Ireland offers free global online course in arts entertainment and media law, forging mutual understanding.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 18 Apr 2019Clifford Chance Paris trio form partnershipA trio from Clifford Chance have launched their own firm, flagging freedom from conflict of interests associated with larger firms.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 17 Apr 2019Deadline approaches for new Commonwealth disputes studyTwo weeks until deadline for participation in new Commonwealth study examining challenges faced by member countries in settling commercial disputes.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 17 Apr 2019Argentinian lawyer Uber upsetMultimillion-dollar suit claims Uber's reckless entry into Buenos Aires had devastating impact on Argentine lawyer$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 17 Apr 2019DAC Beachcroft in Belfast dealFirm announces second new location launch this year with July deal in Belfast, Northern Ireland, following recent Paris opening.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 16 Apr 2019Oz arbitration centre gets its first female presidentHSF partner appointed first female President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 16 Apr 2019TV channel sets its day in courtCourt TV unveils launch date and programming plans promising “gavel-to-gavel” live coverage of America's most fascinating trials all day.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 17 Apr 2019Open and shut QaseCanadian technology startup Qase launches new service seeking to transform how people find and work with lawyers around the globe.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 16 Apr 2019IP battle creates $1.6 billion legal giantIPH wins battle to acquire Xenith Group after QANTM declines to make counter-offer, as Xenith chair highlights diversity in brand culture.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 16 Apr 2019Law firm extends social reachSlaughter and May and upReach partner to launch legal sector access programme as firm builds on pioneering work in social mobility.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 16 Apr 2019Osborne Clarke sheds light on Asian IoTAsian manufacturing & logistics sectors powering ahead with adoption of internet of things, with government and regulatory help playing key role.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 12 Apr 2019Crowell & Moring's pro bono weekendLaw firm's Brussels office joins forces with Young Bar to offer free legal services to show willingness to tackle societal issues.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 12 Apr 2019The stubborn billable hourLawyers surveyed in Canadian Lawyer's 2019 Legal Fees Survey say fee reductions are unlikely, and suggests the billable hour is far from dead.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 12 Apr 2019Bird & Bird takes AIMInternational law firm Bird & Bird celebrates closing four Aim market placings in one week.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 12 Apr 2019Eversheds lights up new practiceFirm launches cannabis industry team to help clients navigate changing industry and pursue opportunities in a murky industry landscape.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 12 Apr 2019HSF concludes Ted Baker investigationTed Baker concludes independent investigation conducted by Herbert Smith Freehills into allegations surrounding former ceo.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 12 Apr 2019Hong Kong's eBRAM to stoke arbitrationNew HK$150 million platform scheduled to launch fourth quarter 2019 backed by top law bodies, as centre seeks to stoke arbitration business.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 10 Apr 2019Dentons in transformative technology moveDentons launches Dentons Data in Canada to meet challenges of the digital economy,as firms sees critical mass of client demand.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 10 Apr 2019HSF schools Aussie entrepreneursApplications sought by firm's start-up school in Melbourne, which now in its third year is annual staple for the firm and entrepreneurs alike.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 10 Apr 2019Slaughter and May announces African essay prize winnerSlaughter and May has announced the winners of its 2018/19 Africa Essay Prize.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 09 Apr 2019Ireland jockeys for EU position post-BrexitIrish and European legal systems post-Brexit highlighted at the EU Bar Association conference held in Dublin, as Ireland positions itself.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 09 Apr 2019London international disputes week hotting upTwo magic circle firms are the latest to put their weight behind next month's “inaugural” London International Disputes Week (LIDW).$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 09 Apr 2019HSF team hitting for six in IndiaHerbert Smith Freehills says team is capitalising on billion-dollar India capital markets surge, with a busy month of deals.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 08 Apr 2019Gordon Dadds' rock of GibralterGordon Dadds acquires Gibraltar-based Ramparts as the latest law firm to join fast-growing network.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 08 Apr 2019UK to get tough on 'online harms'UK online harms white paper could lead to websites in contempt of court facing ban and putting a duty of care at the heart of new regulation.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 08 Apr 2019Millennial lawyers say business model brokenNew survey shows millennial lawyers aspire to partnership despite being critical of law firm culture, with women being more critical than men.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 05 Apr 2019Jenner & Block adds 8-strong energy teamJenner & Block strengthens energy practice with addition of right-strong energy team from dissolved boutique firm.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 05 Apr 2019Rights lawyers condemn new sharia codeInternational rights groups have issued statements condemning Brunei over a sharia announcement which revives death penalty and laws contrary to human rights norms.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 05 Apr 2019Bird & Bird venture forthBird & Bird launches twoVenture, an online platform for the UK high growth community$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 05 Apr 2019Dentons formalizes Oz relationshipIn a new move towards seamless integration, Dentons combine with associate firm in Adelaide to extend national footprint.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 05 Apr 2019Ince relationships blossomFive former Ince & Co network firms join expanded Ince Gordon Dadds, bringing £23 million revenue to the party.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 04 Apr 2019Law firm mergers continue “unabated”A busy start to the year as 27 law firm combinations announced in first quarter of 2019, according to merger report.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 03 Apr 2019UK lawyers in Lagos missionUK lawyers embark on government mission to boost legal services in Nigeria as part of forging global partnerships.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 03 Apr 2019Do you speak crypto?Latham & Watkins won't help you speak Klingon, but their new initiative “The Book of Jargon” helps navigate the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 03 Apr 2019Alibaba on global mission to lead in IP protectionAlibaba aims to be global leader in IP protection, its president Mike Evans tells the Luxury Law Summit in London today.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 02 Apr 2019Linklaters repeats reverse mentoring programFirm launches a second round of reverse mentoring following successful pilot with 34 pairings globally.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 02 Apr 2019NZ law firm alliance targets public policyMinterEllisonRuddWatts announces strategic partnership with Iron Duke Partners to tap into growing demand for client global policy approaches.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 03 Apr 2019Norton Rose takes another hit in Latin AmericaThe firm is closing Bogota office two months after losing team in Venezuela, as focus turns to growth in Brazil and Mexico.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 02 Apr 2019London Law Firm celebrates LTC4 certification successesSeddons announces firm's lawyers and support staff certified by LTC4 in both the security and managing documents & E-Mail core competencies.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 01 Apr 2019New AI trademark tool a boon for lawyersTimely WIPO launch announcement of state-of-the-art AI-Based image search tool for brands as lawyers gather for Luxury Law 2019 tomorrow to talk AI and trademarks.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 02 Apr 2019A&O reaches new milestone with Fuse 3Allen & Overy introduces the Fuse cohort 3 in a another milestone since Fuse launch in 2017.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 29 Mar 2019UK legal innovation 'in a strange place'ICLR R&D head gives context to launch of ICLR&D, an innovative legal information lab for open research and development utilising ICLR's historic banks of case law data.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 29 Mar 2019Cuatrecasas posts largest growth of the decadeIberian firm celebrates 12 per cent growth in largest revenue increase in past decade, says innovation is mainstay of its success strategy.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 29 Mar 2019Toxic timber trade not so 'eco-friendly'Environmental agency reports on illicit destruction of Africa's forests and contamination of the US timber Market.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 28 Mar 2019Benefits, celebrations and reprimands - law in transitionLinklaters enhances employee medical benefits to include gender reassignment, Dentons throws a party, and unnamed firm's lawyers reprimanded.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 29 Mar 2019Herbert Smith Freehills inspires disability confidenceLaw firm joins business leaders and employees with range of disabilities to discuss creating culture of inclusion and delivering better experiences.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 28 Mar 2019Clifford Chance opts for iManageAfter an 18-month evaluation, Clifford Chance selects iManage as global document, email management and collaboration platform$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 27 Mar 2019SEC makes it nine in a row with Merrill LynchMerrill Lynch ordered to pay over $8 million for improper handling of ADRs, as SEC puts spotlight on foreign investor compliance and abuse.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 29 Mar 2019Staying awake for AIPaul Hastings launches artificial Intelligence practice group, bringing in a broad team of legal experts.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 27 Mar 2019Arthur Cox gets first woman chairOn the eve of Irish firm's centenary Arthur Cox, which turns 100 next year, appoints first woman chair.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 26 Mar 2019Madrid inaugurates co-working centreNew initiative offers lawyers co-working space and mediation facilities in the heart of Madrid's judicial quarter at low cost.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 26 Mar 2019IMO to tackle fraudulent vessel registrationsThe IMO legal committee convenes in London tomorrow for two days to tackle fraudulent vessel registrations and rogue national flag registries.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 26 Mar 2019LegalMation hits the sunshine stateIntroduces litigation AI platform into Florida - which combined with three other states accounts for nearly 40 per cent of US litigation market.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 25 Mar 2019Therium launches $430 million global fundFund to finance litigation and arbitration surpasses $1 billion milestone in global institutional investments.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 25 Mar 2019Leading Oz law firms give heart-felt supportIn a constitutional reform move, 18 leading law firms in Australia issue support of indigenous Uluru people's 'statement from the heart.'$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 25 Mar 2019No upgrade for major hotel chainsLawsuit against major hotels on anti-competitive internet advertising to move forward, echoes 1-800 Contacts FTC complaint.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 22 Mar 2019Legal working group formed to tackle blockchainBlockchain industry association announces its legal and regulatory working group to tackle the blockchain legal and regulatory landscape.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 22 Mar 2019Specialist media chambers to closeDespite cutting edge practice area, One Brick Court chambers announces 'painful' closure after 'well over a century' of service.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 22 Mar 2019Solicitors prepare for BrexitPreferential treatment for EU lawyers qualifying in England and Wales to end under no-deal Brexit says SRA, but Ireland keeps door open.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 21 Mar 2019Law firm leads French real estate tokenisationGroup of experts come together in France to study the tokenisation of real estate in response to la loi PACTE and National Assembly draft bill.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 21 Mar 2019Sports law firm aims to score with new clubSports law firm launches club for high-growth technology companies in sport, entertainment and leisure sector, touted as alernative approach.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 21 Mar 2019After 40 years it's all change at MilbankFirm to expand London footprint in state-of-the-art development move to 100 Liverpool Street early 2021 in aim to facilitate continued growth.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 20 Mar 2019Singapore tackles 'unstoppable force'SAL to launch a 'first-of-its-kind' co-working space at new State Courts Towers to future-proof firms and offer affordable services.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 20 Mar 2019UAE firms in joint-venture FDI driveAl Otaiba & Hamdan Budebes and Banks Legal are partnering to launch a new legal practice in search of foreign investment.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 20 Mar 2019Crowell & Moring pursues 'formidable force' ambitionLatest arrival welcomed from Squire Patton Boggs, with more new arrivals to come, as firm turns up the heat on its London ambitions.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 19 Mar 2019Morgan Lewis takes concrete steps to mental healthWith attorneys 'more likely' to turn to substance abuse, director to focus on lawyer, staff emotional health as firm launches ML Well programme.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 19 Mar 2019French in legaltech fundraising boostLegaltech gets a boost as Legalstart raises between 15 and 20 million euros, which firms says is the largest investment in France to date.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 19 Mar 2019Major jump in UK partnersDespite political uncertainty UK law firms have added 307 partners, but is it an increase or a correction?$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 18 Mar 2019Iranian human rights lawyer to get 38 years and 148 lashesNasrin Sotoudeh, who defended Iranian women who removed their hijabs, tried in absentia.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 18 Mar 2019Cybersquatting sets new record growthWIPO reports cybersquatting cases grew by 12 per cent to reach a new record in 2018, director general calls for added vigilance.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 18 Mar 2019Ireland seeks a 'Brexit dividend'As landmarks 'go green' for St Patrick's Day, Ireland 's legal community heads to DC in campaign mode with ambition to reap a Brexit dividend.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 18 Mar 2019Russia legislates digital rights and fake newsThe country may be accused of promoting fake news, but lawmakers are rolling out legislation on fake news and digital rights.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 15 Mar 2019New law 'catalyst' for tenfold foreign investment increaseUS$1.5 trillion of inbound investment into China projected over next 10 years as new foreign investment law kicks in, says Linklaters research.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 18 Mar 2019Dechert dress policy now includes jeansDechert lawyers don't need to wait until tomorrow's casual Friday to look this good.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 14 Mar 2019Linklaters increases gender diversity in latest promotion roundWomen now comprise 20 per cent of the firm's partnership.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 20 Mar 2019Springtime in Paris for Kirkland & EllisKirkland & Ellis announces its expansion in Europe with the launch of an office in Paris, bringing in talent from Linklaters.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 14 Mar 2019Baker McKenzie taps InTappBaker McKenzie selects Intapp's DealCloud CRM platform to manage client development activities and help achieve growth objectives.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 13 Mar 2019Willkie Farr chairman gets the bluesGordon Caplan caught up in FBI's 'Operation Varsity Blues' for allegedly faking his daughter's disability in a college cheating scandal.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Wed, 13 Mar 2019Luxury lawyers argue over 'magic wand'Lawyers for Neiman Marcus attempt to get a Dallas county judge to dismiss a lawsuit, as lawyers dispute who has the 'magic wand' if any.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 14 Mar 2019DLA Piper launches global merger control handbookDLA Piper has launched the Global Merger Control Handbook, a comprehensive three-volume manual comes to the rescue.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 12 Mar 2019Independent UK law firms unprepared for BrexitAs the UK votes, the independent legal sector is reticent to prepare for Brexit, which reflects UK-centric business profile says research.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 12 Mar 2019Norton Rose Fulbright in tech practice launchNorton Rose Fulbright broadens offering to clients with the launch of technology consulting practice headed by computer scientist.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 12 Mar 2019NZ lawyers get a triple round of applauseNew Zealand lawyers more trusted than Australians, uphold high standards though tribunal notes 'staggeringly high' bullying claims, and, survey shows 1 lawyer per 365 people.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 12 Mar 2019UK in call for new digital 'super-regulator'House of Lords calls for a regulatory framework to hold big technology companies accountable, while AI committee takes aim at judiciary.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Mon, 11 Mar 2019DWF debuts to reach £366m market capDebuts 122 pence per share, largest listed legal firm in the world in only UK offering of 2019 to date and first European IPO of 2019 over $100m.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 12 Mar 2019Shanghai pioneering securities litigation procedureDemonstration cases to be used to solve securities disputes, following rapid rises in recent years, the Shanghai Financial Court has announced.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 08 Mar 2019Women favoured at Trowers & HamlinsFirm celebrates International Women's Day by reporting a 0.8 per cent gender pay gap in favour of women across partnership.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Tue, 12 Mar 2019Irish M&A deal volume hit 5 Year highIreland's M&A environment remains strong following volatile 2018, according to research from Irish law firm William Fry.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Fri, 08 Mar 2019Irish law society launches gender task forceLaw Society of Ireland launches new gender equality, diversity and inclusion task force, as women make up a third of new partners at law firms.$6bn-islamic-assets-34959217/Thu, 07 Mar 2019