There are a growing number of companies entering the legal sector with new ideas about how technology can be used to improve service quality whilst simultaneously reducing costs. They are bringing a wind of change that is hard to resist for lawyers, whether practicing in law firms or within in-house legal teams. Automation, driven by […]
Richard Seabrook, managing director at Neota Logic, explains how automation offers exciting new ways to deliver traditional legal services inside corporations. Advances in internet connectivity, automation software and the continued pervasiveness of consumer technologies, has created heightened expectations in the speed of response, value for money and service quality inside organisations. There is also the […]
Recently, BCLP hosted an informative round table discussion with panellists Michael Mills and Richard Seabrook of Neota Logic alongside Catherine Bamford of BamLegal. Use cases, opportunities and best practices for enabling legal self-service in an enterprise environment were discussed with an audience of corporate legal and compliance professionals. Here are some of the most interesting […]
The Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), in its recent decision in the matter of M/s Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v State of Uttar Pradesh [(Civil Appeal No 10873 of 2018 along with Civil Appeal No 10874 of 2018)] (Appeals) held that a borrower can prefer an application under Section 17 (1) of the Securitization […]
By Anthony Partridge, Fraser Allister The Cayman Islands’ Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019. The law is important to people who own shares in Cayman Islands companies or have interests in Cayman Islands investment funds for example, and offers far greater flexibility for international clients who wish […]
In a legal first, Brexit prevents High Court from clarifying if it has jurisdiction in a human rights claim against the EU. The Kosovo victims of serious human rights abuses from two decades ago bring damages claims against the EU. On 13 February 2019 the High Court in the case of Tomanovic v EU  […]
By James Foster, Courtney Rothery We have authored the inaugural UAE chapter in the annual Guide to Litigation Funding published by Law Business Research (part of the “Getting the Deal Through” series). This is the third edition of the global survey of the law and practice of litigation funding. With the third-party funding of litigation and arbitration […]
By Patrice Benoit, Geneviève Cloutier On February 4, 2019, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released its decision in the matter of Callidus Capital Corporation and al. v. 9354-9186 Québec Inc. (formerly Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc.). With the increase in third party litigation funding, we are now seeing it being used in the insolvency context and the Court of […]
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has expanded the reach of its in-house startup accelerator to about 20 countries, expecting to engage 150 startups worldwide by the end of the year. The programme, dubbed CMS EquIP, provides startups and businesses at various stages of development access to potential investors and discounted legal support from the firm’s fee-earners. […]
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is to move from its City home in Dashwood House to 100 Bishopsgate when the building is completed. The firm’s London head Greg Petrick has set out a gauntlet for growth, with the US firm taking enough space for 120 lawyers in the new building. The London headcount is currently at […]
Flybmi has become the latest airline to enter into administration, with the company citing Brexit uncertainty as one of the main reasons for its collapse. DWF is acting for the administrators BDO, with a team led by Leeds-based associate partner Matthew Brown. The airline cancelled all flights over the weekend with immediate effect. DWF is understood to […]
In a move that furthers the UK firm’s reach on the West Coast, Taylor Wessing has entered into a non-exclusive joint relationship agreement with California’s Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The relationship, which is not exclusive, means Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini can support each other on life sciences and tech deals in particular. Some […]
Former Linklaters marketing head Frank Mellish has agreed to destroy documents shared between him and the firm, in relation to matters he said would expose “the ongoing struggle [the firm] has with women in the workplace”.
After identifying London and New York as key offices for expansion, King & Spalding has revealed that City turnover increased by 12 per cent to over $48m in 2018. King & Spalding’s City figures have been up and down in the last few years, with turnover rising 14 per cent over 2015 only to fall […]