Allen & Overy (A&O) has lost one of its newest recruits into tech incubator Fuse, after it was snapped up by social media giant Facebook. Bloomsbury AI, which entered A&O’s Fuse programme in May, has been acquired by Facebook for around $30m, as the latter looks to further its influence in the UK. The start-up was […]
Clifford Chance staff and fee-earners are being encouraged to use their training hours on technology development, with the firm unveiling a new global programme focused on coding, blockchain and cybersecurity.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s legal innovation officer Isabel Parker is to leave the firm, after helping to steer it through several transformation projects since 2013. The Lawyer understands that Parker, a longtime innovation head at the magic circle firm, has exited to set up a new consulting business. Her career developed entirely at Freshfields; in the […]
Osborne Clarke has started selling clients a new cloud-based platform to manage employment matters for large-scale projects and litigation. The product, dubbed People Platform, is now being marketed to clients and provides visibility on the management, costs and risks related to workforce in a number of legal contexts. it was developed by Osborne Clarke Solutions, […]
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is launching a new cybersecurity and privacy practice in its London office with the hire of a partner pair from PwC Legal. The US firm’s City outpost has taken on the accountancy firm’s privacy investigations and disputes lawyer Keily Blair and contentious data privacy lawyer James Lloyd, who will join as […]
Superdry has found a new legal chief following the departure of its previous GC and company secretary Simon Callander. Ruth Daniels will join the retailer as its new GC in February, after nearly two years at media and entertainment entity Global. At Global, she will be replaced by Arcadia’s former legal head Michelle Gammon. Daniels […]
A host of firms have helped secure tenants for London’s One Bartholomew Square, within twelve months of the building’s completion and launch. One Bartholomew is the centrepiece of the Barts Square master plan, a 3.2 acre mixed-use quarter between Farringdon and St Paul’s station. Clifford Chance has acted for the developers of the site, Helical […]