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Growing use of robots and AI by law firms

By Graham Richardson Faster decision-making, cost savings and fewer errors – robots and AI are already benefiting law firms and their clients, with many exciting developments still to come In the age of robots, AI and automated law, the role and outputs of the in-house team is about to experience its own ‘big bang’. No longer […]

Cyber security – Reputational, enforcement and litigation risks

By Jake McQuitty, David Cook It seems like barely a week goes by without a high-profile data breach being reported on the front pages of our newspapers. Hacking and cyberattacks appear to be becoming more commonplace and involving an ever-increasing range of wrongdoers: from vandals to nation states and terrorist groups. The risk around cyberattacks has been […]

Forging a global disputes practice for the digital age

By Paul Worth ‘There is no such thing as a digital strategy, just strategy in a digital world’  It is hard to argue with the well-rehearsed marketing strapline above in sectors such as retail, but to what extent is it true of a global disputes practice? A review of The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 2018 […]

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Romania plans to tighten its foreign investment screening rules

The screening of foreign direct investments (FDIs) has been a hot topic for some time now across CEE (as also covered here). Several jurisdictions have adopted stricter measures of scrutiny allowing for the vetting of transactions potentially posing security risks. In line with this trend, the Romanian Competition Council has put forward new draft legislation aimed at tightening the existing FDI screening rules. This draft is subject to public debate until 6 October.

The role and importance of the Post Implementation Review (PIR)

By Shaun Zulafqar As the world begins to move out of lockdown measures in response to COVID-19, companies and their boards will begin to reassess their business continuity plans not only to further strengthen them in the event of another incident or a second wave but also to identify lessons learned and develop narrative reporting […]

What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

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Freshfields set to delay leadership elections due to pandemic disruption

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is delaying the start of its leadership elections, The Lawyer understands, due to disruption brought about by the coronavirus crisis. The magic circle firm is looking to push back the start times for its managing and senior partner race to September and October. The previous timeline would have seen nominations announced in […]

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Quinn and DLA secure mandates on NMC Health investigation

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and DLA Piper have both been retained by the joint administrators of NMC Health as the investigation gets underway into the collapse of the former listed company. The Lawyer understands that Quinn replaced Linklaters in acting for the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) during the initial administration proceedings, with the […]

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Minding your NY partners is better than finding them

Whenever there’s a magic circle exit in the US, bring on the soothsayers who declare “the end is nigh” for the quartet’s American dream. Regardless of whether you agree or not, it’s clear that the magic circle think very differently, as three of the four last month announced the highest number of new partners in […]

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Eversheds introduces flexi-working scheme alongside extra holiday for carers

Eversheds Sutherland has taken several further measures to combat the impact of coronavirus, as the firm has decided to make significant reductions in discretionary spend and is deferring a review of remuneration and bonus payments until October 2020. The firm has also introduced an enhanced holiday scheme, which gives an additional day of holiday for […]

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