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Eversheds Sutherland Asia TMT head joins K&L Gates

Eversheds Sutherland‘s Asia head of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) has left the firm’s Hong Kong office for K&L Gates. Nigel Stamp is joining the US firm as a partner after nearly seven years at Eversheds. He previously headed Morrison & Foerster’s China TMT practice, which he joined in 2006 from Clifford Chance. At K&L […]

Macfarlanes finally wades into innovation race with Kira partnership

Macfarlanes has joined a number of firms formalising its relationship with AI software Kira Systems in a bid to open up its innovation strategy. Macfarlanes has been late to engage with AI-enabled technology that is already used by firms including Mishcon de Reya, Travers Smith, DLA Piper and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to conduct due diligence […]

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Allen & Overy to launch ‘training contract for legal technologists’

Allen & Overy is launching a new graduate scheme in London focusing on legal technology and project management. The scheme will take on four candidates with STEM or Economics degrees in a bid to harness young technical talent. The programme, which will start in September, will mirror the structure of a traditional training contract, though […]

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DLA UK gains first Accel-KKR mandate in new tech deal

DLA Piper UK partners have advised Silicon Valley tech investment firm Accel-KKR for the first time, on an investment in professional services automation application Kimble. SaaS-based Kimble is based on the Salesforce platform and enables professional services firms to manage their businesses through real-time information that helps identify underlying business issues. The deal was led […]

Analysis

The best law firm tech to understand your clients’ needs

There is a fundamental problem with ­innovation in the legal market. As one general counsel pointed out at The Lawyer’s recent Business Leadership Summit, clients understand why technology is a priority to improve the efficiency for their advisers, but it’s not a selling point. After all, what do they get out of it?

Merging with technology with man and machine coming together and merging into one as a technological concept of human computer engineering joining together with the intelligence of people.

GC2B: With innovation, simplicity is key

A roundtable event organised by BLP in conjunction with The Lawyer at the General Counsel Strategy Summit in Portugal, investigated why firms seek to innovate and how they go about implementing change.

LMI technology report: Jobs for all

Investment in innovation, the rapid growth of companies, the rise of cyber security and the uptick in high-value M&A meant the technology sector provided plenty of work for law firms in 2015.

LMI analysis: ITV

For ITV 2015 was a profitable year. The UK’s biggest commercial terrestrial broadcaster achieved total revenue of £3.3bn, up from £2.9bn the previous year. Strong advertising, increased M&A activity and the continuing growth of its online, pay and interactive services has helped the broadcaster’s revenue climb 14 per cent in 12 months.

Featured Briefings

Why the FAPL TV rights decline was natural and inevitable

By Stephen Hornsby To justify this headline claim, it is necessary to go back a bit. Prior to the creation of FAPL, football’s domestic prime events were not televised much – mainly because clubs wanted to maintain live high attendance levels and feared that live broadcasting of matches would reduce ticket sales. There was a weekly domestic league highlights package (Match […]

Do our smart devices have the right to remain silent?

On 20 July 2017, a burglar sneaked into a family’s flat in Hungary, grabbed whatever valuables he could find, and disappeared without a trace. At least that’s what he thought. Unfortunately for the burglar, his crime was recorded by the family’s baby monitor. The family handed the video over to the police and the burglar […]

The use of AI in law: How just is machine justice?

By Jelena Danilović Artificial intelligence is a burning topic in many sectors today and the legal industry is no exception. Recently, at the World Services Group’s annual employment law conference held in February, AI was heavily debated along with its’ impact not only on the legal profession, lawyers, clients, the way business is done, but also […]

Turkey: Can your salary be paid in Bitcoin?

Bitcoin can be briefly defined as a new virtual payment system. It provides an online payment opportunity for the purchase of goods and services. Transactions in Bitcoin can be made between users without the need of an intermediary, as the system that does not require a central pool or sole manager, making it the first […]

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