"2020 has reinforced for our clients that technology is paramount"
David Kerr is the Director of Moore Legal Technology, which provides digital, marketing, branding, sales and strategic services to help law firms grow. David works with the team devising the online business generation and legal content marketing strategies to drive success and over the years. He dev...
William Brown - 01 December 2020
A protocol to unite them all (the telematic arbitration procedures)
Like the courts and tribunals of ordinary jurisdictions, arbitration courts have had to conduct many of their proceedings by virtual methods.  That is why six prestigious law firms (such as Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills, Latham & Watkins and Hogan Lovells) have published...
Joshua Chen - 01 December 2020
Lawsuit evidences electoral fraud in the US and revives Trump's electoral aspirations
The attempt by the mainstream press to silence what is simply part of reality is becoming one of the most embarrassing exercises in the history of journalism. Leaving aside the bias towards one of the two candidates for the White House, Donald Trump's chances of winning a second term are still real....
Pablo Capel Dorado - 01 December 2020 United States of America
Canada’s net-zero roadmap is an important alignment with the investment community’s thoughts
Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) applauds the federal government for introducing Bill C-12 which if enacted, will set a strong pathway for Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by legally binding the government to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. “The proposed Canadian Net-Zero...
Editor - 30 November 2020 Canada
"It is relevant to use the services of lawyers specialized in Intellectual Property in order to know risks"
The Impact Lawyers Magazine had the pleasure to conduct an email interview with Ricardo Boclin, Technical and Legal Director at Clarke Modet Brazil.  Ricardo Boclin is a renowned expert in Intellectual Property, with over 25 years of experience. He recently joined ClarkeModet Brazil as its Tec...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 30 November 2020 Brazil
Employers Focused on Extended Remote Work, Impact of Presidential Election, Littler Survey Finds
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has released the results of the Littler Employer Pulse Survey Report. The survey was completed by representatives of nearly 1,100 companies in mid-October – seven months after the remote-work pivot n...
Littler - 30 November 2020 United States of America
Yashvardhan Rana, new collaborator of The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers announces Yashvardhan Rana as the new collaborator of the magazine.  Yashvardhan Rana is an Intellectual Property Lawyer with a particular focus on IP prosecution practice encompassing a broad range of areas including but not limited to – from registrability analysis a...
Editor - 30 November 2020
COVID-19: UPDATE ON MASKING PROTOCOL FOR COURTHOUSES
Further to the July 3, 2020, update regarding masking in courthouses, the All Courts Recovery Committee is now strongly recommending that non-medical masks be worn at all times in courtrooms, except when an individual is speaking.   This recommendation follows the recent update from the P...
Editor - 29 November 2020 Canada
Arbitral cases have increased significantly in Middle East, specially the construction sector
The Dubai International Finance Centre Arbitration Institute and the London Court of International Arbitration’s Arbitration Centre (DIFC-LCIA) have announced that they have experienced an increase in arbitration proceedings for the fifth consecutive year, due in particular to constructio...
Adelie Cordier - 29 November 2020
PRACTICAL GUIDE - HARASSMENT BETWEEN LAWYERS IN THE SAME OFFICE. HOW TO ACT
CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEX OR HARASSMENT AT WORK (Appendix attached) 1. Assumption of fact 1.1. Sebastian is the managing partner of a Boston-based law firm, Wilson Lawyers, which has a staff of more than 30 lawyers and speci...
Editor - 29 November 2020
Three Things Marketers Can Learn From a Law Firm (Yes, a Law Firm) About Creating Awesome Content
Article writen by Ann Handley In our book Content Rules, C.C. Chapman and I talk a lot about "speaking human"—in fact, it's our Rule No. 4: Speak human: Communicate your brand mission, values, and philosophy in simple terms, using the language of your customers. Speak in a conversat...
Editor - marketingprofs.com - 28 November 2020
Hogan Lovells advises va-Q-tec on the placement of a bond in the amount of CHF 25 million
Led by Frankfurt partner Michael Schlitt, international law firm Hogan Lovells has advised va-Q-tec AG in connection with the placement of a non-subordinated, unsecured bond with a term of five years and an aggregate principal amount of CHF 25 million. The placement was completed early due to the gr...
Editor - 27 November 2020 Switzerland
Discover the legal accelerator created by Allens-Linklaters and Collective Campus
The law firm Allens has opened the registration for its new legal accelerator called "Auctus - Allens Legal Accelerator". This innovative project will be carried out with the innovation consultancy firm Collective Campus. The accelerator offers innovators and entrepreneurs in Australia and internat...
William Brown - 27 November 2020
The interplay of drug design and patents
The development of novel or blockbuster drug compounds invariably requires an initial search to determine whether target compounds have already been synthesized and are protected by a patent.  Several companies have developed interesting computational software suites that allow for these searc...
Bernard Dippenaar - 27 November 2020
Survival guide for marketing managers, applicable to legal marketing (2). How to build a marketing strategy
In line with the previous article, which commented on how to be resilient in these uncertain times, in this article we will describe how to structure a marketing strategy, using the guide published by LinkedIn. Specifically, this guide provides six principles for you to design and structure your ma...
William Brown - 26 November 2020
Behavioural skills key for navigating the future
Only those firms with highly developed and resilient behavioural skills will be equipped to successfully navigate the challenges firms now face to adapt, survive, and thrive in this age of uncertainty.  That was the finding of Claire Rason and Oliver Hansard, two former City lawyers and now ac...
Editor - 26 November 2020
"UniCourt provide access State and Federal Court data and it offer real-time access to this data"
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in Chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a phone interview with Jeff Cox. Jeff Cox is the Director of Content & Data Acquisition at UniCourt Inc. UniCourt is a SaaS offering using machine learning to disrupt the way court records are o...
Álvaro Navarro - 26 November 2020
"Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World", the new book written by Thom Brooks
Thom Brooks, Dean of Durham Law School and world-renowned writer, as well as a counselor of The Impact Lawyers, has published a new book in late October entitled "Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World" (Routledge, 2020). The synopsis of this work is as follows: “Climate change confro...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 25 November 2020
FREE WEBINAR [26th Nov]: Overcoming the Fear Factor of LinkedIn so you can widen your network and attract more clients
The Impact Lawyers is pleased to invite you to a free webinar on Thursday 26 November at 12pm (US ET) and 5pm (London Time), which will be presented by digital marketing expert Rachel Tombs on "Overcoming the Fear Factor of LinkedIn so you can widen your network and attract more clients". Register ...
Editor - 25 November 2020
Access to Justice Week 2020: Impacts of the Pandemic
Ontario’s The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) presents the fifth Access to Justice Week (A2J Week) from October 26 to 30. A series of awareness-building programs, held virtually, will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on legal professions, the justice sector, public legal education, me...
Editor - 24 November 2020 Canada
Virtual Witnessing Key Change Advocated for by Ontario Bar Association
Everyone needs a properly drafted and executed will. And now, residents across Ontario have the ability to have their wills and powers of attorney prepared and witnessed virtually and safely. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and communities went into lockdown, trusts and estates lawyers had to fin...
Editor - 24 November 2020 Canada
Guide and FAQs regarding Online Dispute Resolution implementation into the Connecticut Courts
The State of Connecticut has published a guide for the implementation of procedures by telematic means, due to the situation generated by the COVID-19.  In this sense, and to explain in more detail about this form of telematic procedure, the State of Connecticut itself has published 8 frequent...
Joe Goodman - 24 November 2020 United States of America
"Most clients of law firms are keen to get true pieces of thought leadership and market intelligence"
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in Chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct an email interview with Ben Paul. Ben Paul is the Director & Founder of The BD Ladder, a consultancy specialising in growing Legal and Professional Services firms. He has held senior BD and mark...
Álvaro Navarro - 24 November 2020
New courtroom protections for vulnerable victims available in the UK territory
New technology which spares vulnerable victims and witnesses the trauma of attending court is now available in every Crown Court across England and Wales. Available immediately, it allows the likes of children or those who suffer from a debilitating condition to have their cross-examination video-r...
Editor - 23 November 2020 United Kingdom
Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrators Initiative
The Rising Arbitrators Initiative seeks to support arbitration practitioners under 45 who have received their first appointment as arbitrator or who have at least seven years of international experience. Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrat...
Editor - 23 November 2020
Top tips for getting professionals to engage in business development
Having professionals engaged in business development is the biggest driver to growth in professional services firms.  So, what are our top tips to encourage engagement? 1. Find out what people enjoy You might have a professional who is fantastic in-front of an audience, whilst another might ...
Claire Rason - 23 November 2020
The covid-19 outbreak. How are law firms coping?
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to be a pandemic. This virus has rapidly spread to about 200 countries and territories and more than one-third of the world is now in lock-down. Lives and economies globally have been seriously disrupted, an...
Tahera Mandviwala - 22 November 2020
Survival guide for marketing managers, applicable to legal marketing (1)
The LinkedIn team has published a guide to help marketing managers survive in the new landscape generated by the pandemic crisis. In this sense, this guide can be very useful for those involved in legal marketing.  From this guide, we would like to highlight the first chapter of this guide, wh...
William Brown - 21 November 2020
Change Your Habits & Grow Your Business
In a recent article, I highlighted the issue of how business owners including lawyers get locked into specific patterns of behaviour that produce specific results. Unfortunately, these aren't the results the law firm owner was looking for… since those results tend to be a lack of revenue and ...
Brian Maphosa - 20 November 2020
REAL ESTATE MUTUAL FUND. Renaissance in Owning Realty
The real estate sector is one of the most globally recognised sectors. In India, real estate is the second largest employer after agriculture and is slated to grow at 30 percent over the next decade. The Indian real estate market is expected to touch US$ 180 billion by 2020. The housing sector alon...
Prashanth Ram - 20 November 2020
What happens to the Spanish residence of British citizens post brexit?
Following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union and, just a few weeks before the end of the transition period agreed until December 31, 2020 for the effective withdrawal, many of its citizens, both residents and non-residents in Spain, are left with doubts about their future in our ...
Judith Ribo - 20 November 2020
Are undocumented people considered as "persons"? What does the Trump administration think about this
Freshfields team files amicus brief in Trump v. New York, supporting inclusion of all people in congressional apportionment. A Freshfields team comprising partner Aaron Marcu, special counsel Scott Eisman, and associates Elena Hadjimichael, Christian Vandergeest, and Robert Barton has filed an amic...
Editor - 19 November 2020 United States of America
Only 7% of US workers want to return to work in their offices 5 days a week
Nelson Worldwide has published a survey of professionals from different sectors and different cities in the United States showing that only 7% of them want to return to work in the office 5 days a week.  The questions in this survey were mainly about the impact of work and productivity on the ...
Joe Goodman - 19 November 2020 United States of America
“You don´t look like a lawyer”: Interview with Tsedale M. Melaku
Christine Fuessel, editor of The Impact Lawyers, had the pleasure to speak to Tsedale M. Melaku about the issue of workplace diversity and racial and gender inequality in the USA, focusing particularly on the legal sector.  Tsedale M. Melaku is a Sociologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at...
Christine Fuessel - 19 November 2020
40% of Companies Facing Enforcement Investigations Due to Poorly Implemented Tech
A landmark survey of more than 1500 compliance leaders around the world has revealed major risks associated with digitalization, with 41 percent of those surveyed admitting their organization has already experienced enforcement investigations by regulators because of technology that was poorly on-bo...
Baker Mckenzie - 18 November 2020
The last days of Trump's presidency period
These last days have been filled with news on the 2020 United States (US) president election. All eyes have been over the election, as the US politics influences many other countries and the economy all over the world.  For the Republican Party, the candidate for president was Donald Trump, th...
Katiuska Moure - 18 November 2020 United States of America
What the latest ruling of the ECJ means for service providers collecting personal data
A data subject intending to enter into a contractual relationship with a service provider often gives consent to the collection and storage of his or her data, but the validity of the consent can often be questionable. Service contracts often contain pre-formulated standardised statements of data su...
Andreea Berbece, LL.M - 18 November 2020
Cuatrecasas finalizes integration of law firm GBP Legal and hiring of lawyer José Ramón Berecibar as partner
Cuatrecasas finalizes the integration of GBP Legal, a Bilbao-headquartered boutique law firm focusing on advisory services in corporate, M&A, business restructuring, finance and securities markets law. It currently advises some of the leading Basque corporations—including various listed an...
Editor - 17 November 2020 Spain
The selling of legal services
  Previous note: the source of this article is the book Legal Marketing: from a competent law firm to a competitive one, published by Difusión Jurídica & ISDE Law & Business School.   Sales make the world go around. Sales are what drive the economy and the leading ...
Francesc Domínguez - 17 November 2020
Social Media for Lawyers
One of the greatest inventions of the modern time is the internet whose impact on society has been hugely phenomenal. With the internet, came social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram just to mention a few. All these collectively are referred to as social mediai.   ...
Adedunmade Onibokun - 17 November 2020
Major Intra-Asian Free Trade Deal Finalized
Sunday, November 15 saw the signing of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in a virtual ceremony on the sidelines of the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. China and 14 other countries have agreed to form the world’s largest free trade bloc, encompassi...
Philip Teoh - 16 November 2020
The Innovations Lab of DAC Beachcrof develops digital animation solution to make insurance claims easier
Two new products have been launched by the Innovations Lab of international law firm DAC Beachcroft, that have been developed in its claims research and development hub and have the aim to guide and support clients and their customers through the insurance claims journey. The Customer Care package ...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 16 November 2020
DWF and its economic recovery
DWF has announced signs of economic recovery as a result of its cuts. Its second quarter earnings (to 31 July) rose by 20% to £84.3m.  In this quarter, DWF reported a loss of £600,000, against £1.9 million of pre-tax profits in the same period last year. Even so, the firm de...
Editor - 14 November 2020
Thousands of British lawyers want to practice in Europe despite BREXIT
One problem facing thousands of lawyers in England and Wales is that they may have lost their rights to practise in European Union countries by the time the Brexit transition period ends.  A recent survey by the Irish Bar Association found that these lawyers in England and Wales will not have ...
Adelie Cordier - 13 November 2020
How the legal market has been strengthened in the Baltic region
A large law firm is emerging in the market of the Baltic region with the merger of the law firms Walless (law firm from Lithuania), Derling Primus (from Estonia) and Primus Derling (from Latvia).  These three firms will unite all their lawyers under the name of WALLESS Baltic, which will becom...
Adelie Cordier - 13 November 2020
A vast majority of the U.S. lawyers want to return to work in the office
A large majority of U.S. attorneys prefer to return to the office, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Gensler Law Firm.  Specifically, 74% of the lawyers surveyed are willing to return to work in the office, while 26% prefer a flexible workplace arrangement. Another interes...
William Brown - 13 November 2020 United States of America
THE IMPACT LAWYERS, the magazine that has revolutionized the global legal sector lands in Spain
The Impact Lawyers, the legal magazine that has revolutionized the legal sector in the United States and the United Kingdom, announces its arrival in Spain by launching a Spanish version that will completely innovate the legal sector.  This magazine has the support of more than 47,000 subscrib...
Álvaro Navarro - 12 November 2020
The legal issue between Google and the press agencies in France
The Paris Court of Appeal (Cour d'appel de Paris) today rejected Google's action for annulment of the interim measures’ decision issued by the Competition Authority on 9 April 2020, in the case regarding neighbouring rights of press agencies and publishers.  On 9 April 2020, the French C...
Adelie Cordier - 12 November 2020
Looking after employees and their mental health during COVID-19
COVID-19 has turned a significant percentage of office workers into "remote workers" almost overnight. Many studies have shown the positive impact of home working but that may not be the reality here, in the face of an urgent crisis, where home working is applied wholesale to people who have not wor...
Andrew Litchfield, Amber Strickland - 12 November 2020
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