By Nicholas d’Adhemar Technology is dramatically changing the practice of law. Big data, machine learning, smart contracts and Artificial Intelligence are all making the assimilation and interpretation of large amounts of unstructured data much easier. Some doom-mongers see this as the end of the traditional practice of law. We believe, rather, that the trend will be […]
What should the role of technology be in Legal Operations? How can it meet the needs of both legal professionals and the wider business? Apperio had the pleasure of speaking to Keruschka Shunmugam, Legal Operations Manager at Trainline…
By Nicholas d’Adhemar General Counsel are under the same pressures as every other leader in a business: to promote operational excellence and demonstrate strategic value. They can seek to demonstrate new value by trimming costs; but that’s not an inexhaustible source of benefit, and in any case, if a business is in a growth phase, […]
By Nicholas d’Adhemar Excel has been on our desks for over 30 years – an astonishing feat in its own right – and in that time it has become the indispensable go-to management tool in thousands of contexts; including law firms. For a long time, Excel has helped many legal departments make sense of their […]
By Brett Chalmers A few years ago, George Beaton published an influential e-book, NewLaw New Rules: A Conversation About the Future of the Legal Services Industry, that pulled together comments and responses he received from numerous legal thought leaders and experts about his NewLaw-focused blog post. The publication compared BigLaw, the traditional partnership-and-hourly-rates model, with NewLaw, an […]
By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]
By Chakrapani Misra, Sairam Subramanian, Urvashi Mehta By an order dated 8 August 2018 passed in M/s Ved Prakash Mithal and sons v Union of India (Special Leave to Appeal (C) No(s). 20195/2017), the Supreme Court of India (the Court) has clarified the issue regarding the commencement of limitation period in filing an application to set […]
By Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Earlier this year, the ECJ ruled that commercial agents are generally entitled to compensation, even if the distribution agreement was terminated during a trial period. The ECJ’s decision (C-645/16) was preceded by the French Cour de Cassation’s request for a preliminary ruling on whether Art. 17 of Directive 86/653/EEC applies if the commercial […]
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Travers Smith has led on the acquisition of music recognition app Shazam by Apple after the deal was cleared by EU regulators. Shazam was advised by a team led by corporate finance partner Andrew Gillen which also included corporate finance senior associate Jamie Lumsden and corporate finance associates Simon Inder and Graeme Scotchmer. In addition, […]
DLA Piper has opened the nominations for its new managing partner, with Simon Levine set to stand for a second term. The process will close in early October, followed by the announcement of the result the next month. As yet, no other partners have formally announced their candidacy. Senior partner Andrew Darwin gave his backing […]
Dispersed firm Keystone Law has posted its interim financial results for the six months ending in July 2018, showing double-digit growth both in turnover and profits. The firm revealed 30 per cent turnover growth from £15.3m to £20m. Profit before tax, meanwhile, increased by 40.3 per cent, rising from £1.7m to £2.3m. In addition, cash […]
With the Business Leadership Summit in association with Propero taking place today, we caught up with Intapp CEO John Hall, one of the keynote speakers, to discuss where the legal sector is heading, what trends are emerging and what are the main obstacles lying ahead for law firms.
Dechert is working for a number of bondholder clients in multiple disputes involving one of Ukraine’s biggest financial institutions, PrivatBank. The firm is acting on a pair of arbitration cases in the London Court of International Arbitration valued at a combined $375m with the primary client – institutional investor Madison Pacific – disputing against the […]
Fieldfisher is poised to open two new offices in Spain, via a merger with local firm Jausas. The firm will be based in Madrid, an attractive city for law firms due to a strong banking and corporate scene, while the second will be located in Barcelona which has a thriving tech start-up scene. The new offices […]