Commentary

The perfect partner part two: a trusted evaluation process

Tougher operating conditions means law firm leaders may need to rethink their partner performance evaluation process, writes Moray McLaren

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The perfect partner part one: revisiting and redefining partner contribution

Law firms worldwide are reevaluating partner remuneration strategies amid rising costs and economic uncertainties, writes Moray McLaren

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Boosting investment in Black and minority ethnic businesses

More work needs to be done to ensure Black and minority ethnic entrepreneurs can access funding, writes Hogan Lovells counsel Fenella Chambers

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Growth and opportunity: seizing the moment in the Philippines

Nowhere is the ASEAN opportunity greater than in the Philippines, write Dentons’ Elliott Portnoy and PJS Law’s Regina Jacinto-Barrientos on the day their firms’ combination goes live

AI inventorship – a victory for common sense (for now)  

Dabus AI case confirms that only humans can legally be recognised as inventors, avoiding any potential IP ownership issues, writes Withers & Rogers partner Diego Black

China decoupling will continue for Western law firms in year ahead

WarwickPlace Legal’s Robert Bata wraps ups his predictions for 2024 with a look at how legal industry trends will pan out in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America

A&O, Shearman tie-up likely to set tone for more merger activity this year

WarwickPlace Legal’s Robert Bata looks ahead at the trends that are likely to shape the legal market in the US, UK, Europe and beyond over the next 12 months

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Protecting luxury brands’ IP in Macau

Low registration fees and an active customs office are among the reasons IP protection is a simple strategy in Macau, writes local lawyer Bruno Nunes

More virtuous products and vastly more complex regulation: the year ahead for emerging technologies

Alexander Amato-Cravero, regional head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ emerging tech group, predicts major trends for 2024

Stroock: a law firm that lost control of the narrative

Merger talk leaks and predatory rivals were a symptom, not the cause of New York firm’s malaise, reports John Malpas

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ESG in 2024: getting to grips with the new paradigm

Due diligence, stock exchange requirements, carbon markets and nature will be on next year's ESG agenda, write HSF’s Silke Goldberg, Ernst Muller and Tihomir Svilanovic

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Cyber risk: law firms left carrying reputational can

Law firms must ensure their supply chains are resilient amid growth in cyber incidents, writes Alvarez & Marsal’s Lorenzo Grillo

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