Can the uberization of work reach the legal profession?
Brazil is considered a country of continental dimensions due to the size of its territory. There are about 212 million peoplespread over more than 8 million km². There are currently 1.2 million lawyers registered in the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), so the ratio is 1 lawyer to 175 people. ...
Ana Julia Vaz Guimarães Sampaio - 21 October 2021
How can lawyers get ready for greater anti-money laundering scrutiny?
--- Anti-money laundering requirements for law firms have been growing steadily over the past few years In this new landscape, regulatory technology – or RegTech – can play a key role in helping legal firm undertake client due diligence and meet their compliance obligations in a very c...
Claus Christensen - 20 October 2021
What if the easiest way to reduce outside counsel costs is simple: Switching to cheaper firms?
--- This is part two of Nathan Cemenska’s series on legal pricing and law department spend. Read part one: Do large corporate legal departments get better rates? Not always. Most law department sourcing patterns probably reflect no holistic design. Nobody ever sat down and said, let’s ...
Nathan Cemenska - 19 October 2021
Never lower your price - do this instead
We’ve all been there - we’ve had a really good scoping conversation with our client or prospect, where we’ve uncovered the main terms of the matter, we’ve told the client or prospect that we can do the work and we know they like us because they’ve laughed at all of our ...
Scott Simmons - 20 September 2021
Factors to Consider Before Creating an Email Retention Policy
--- The creation of a good email marketing policy should be carried out with an Email Retention Policy or ERP and following the 5 important aspects exposed by Damian Alderson   Whether you are a large enterprise or a fresh startup, email retention policy should be among your critical data pr...
Damian Alderson - 13 September 2021
Why is Austin a city of opportunities for law firms?
--- Austin has become a crucial hub for technology projects and is of great interest to law firms   Latham & Watkins (LT) has announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas, along with the addition of three new partners to lead the emerging companies advisory practice: Samer Zaba...
Joe Goodman - 02 September 2021
King & Wood Mallesons recruits key Asia lawyer from Herbert Smith Freehills
--- As Singapore continues to strengthen its position as a crucial business hub in the Asia-Pacific region, many international law firms are looking to increase their implementation and presence in the city   The latest significant development comes from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM): the ...
Joe Goodman - 01 September 2021
What are the basics of good business development and how do they translate to a virtual world?
1. Remembering that business development is only part of the equation Business development is about creating relationships. These can be stand-alone; but the best business development makes the most of opportunities that have been created by the professional services firm’s marketing. Marketi...
Claire Rason - 17 August 2021
The Bill of Lading
Maritime operations are renown for their complexity and international nature, as a single transaction might involve several different means of transport, parties and, most importantly, documentation, which is often issued in different countries and stages of the supply chain. Undoubtedly, one of the...
Maria Otero Pando - 16 August 2021
The connection between Open Finance, Personal Financial Management and Investment
--- Open banking data promotes customer access to Personal Financial Management (PFM) and facilitates cooperation between banks and third-party service providers I believe you must have heard these statements: "In the future, banks will resort to Open Banking", "Banks must open up customer informa...
Allen PakChing Lau - 14 August 2021
Selling in a Sustainable Economy? Lessons we've learned since 2020
--- Today, being sustainable is an integral part of staying relevant. Any business that fails to address this differentiator will do so at its own peril.   This approach could keep you ahead of the competition, catapulting you into the forefront of your average organization and giving you a ...
Filippo Chisari - 21 July 2021
The rise of the SPAC: what law firm professionals need to know
Even though SPACs have been around for decades, over the past year they have shaped the M&A and IPO markets in a big way. Indeed, there has been a historic spike in the amount of capital raised by utilizing SPACs. In the first quarter of 2021, some $166 billion worth of deals were closed via SPA...
Amit Rajvanshy - 12 July 2021
The top four reasons why cross-selling is so hard
--- Claire Rason explains the top four reasons why cross-selling isn’t always as successful as the statistics suggest it should be, along with some ideas to overcome them.    1. A lack of understanding about what selling is The biggest myth that gets in the way of cross-selling i...
Claire Rason - 04 July 2021
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reveals extreme legal spend volatility in second LegalVIEW Insights report
--- Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study gives LegalView Insights report results Nearly one-third of corporate legal departments (CLDs) surveyed in a new Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reported a remarkable 90 percent or more difference between their lowest and highest annual legal spend amounts...
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions - 25 June 2021
Interview with Claire Rason: How to improve your firm's sales?
--- Marketing can be a great ally when it comes to improving your law firm's sales The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Claire Rason, regarding the Essential Guide: Keys to increase your law firm’s sales. Claire is legal coach, law firm marketing and business development expert, an...
Claire Rason - 21 June 2021
Why Should You Care About Growth Hacking?
--- Growth Hacking should be taken into account because it is the crossover of Value Marketing, Sales Enablement, Data & Technology as seen in the Venn diagram All Tech Businesses need to grow; it is their lifeblood. It keeps your investors happy, it drives your valuation, and maybe one day, y...
Filippo Chisari - 17 June 2021
Leverage Business Process Management in the Delivery of Legal Services
--- Business process management is a very useful element for the success of law firms A lot has been written about how the world has shifted in the era of COVID-19 and how the pandemic pushed law firms to adapt and evolve, serving as a catalyst for some much-needed change.  Despite being com...
Bárbara Gondim da Rocha - 17 June 2021
Climate change: why include environmental clauses in contracts?
--- Environmental clauses in new contracts are becoming more and more common With climate change awareness among the vast majority of firms in the legal sector, there are countless initiatives, led by law firms, which advocate for the creation of new contracts that are environmentally sustainable....
Adelie Cordier - 14 June 2021
The risks of using an individual as your registered agent
--- The author emphasises the importance of selecting a registered agent when setting up a company Choosing a registered agent is a critical issue for newly forming and qualifying companies. In choosing whether to appoint an individual or a corporate registered agent, the company’s owners, a...
Sandra Feldman - 09 June 2021
Contract management: the key to your income
--- According to a study on contract management, most organizations lack knowledge in this area and choose to work with external providers of this service One of the biggest causes of lost profits has been the failure of many organisations to manage contracts. A study conducted by EY Law and ...
Editor - 14 May 2021
To thrive, your business must be unique when compared to all the others who sell what you sell
--- Your business should be different by presenting a unique selling proposition that differentiates them from the competition For any serious business person, it is a fundamental fact that your business must be different... there must be something that separates it from all of your competition. C...
Brian Maphosa - 07 May 2021
The Quick Guide To Buying Legal Services
--- Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein has written a guide to help buyers of legal services During the last few years, an increasing number of procurement professionals have gotten involved in buying legal services. These ‘legal procurement’ professionals use a procurement approach for lega...
Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein - 06 May 2021
Before Looking for ‘New Opportunities’ Elsewhere, You Could be Standing on Your Acres of Diamonds?
--- Brian Maphosa tells how to give value to your services through various stories and experiences A true story is told of an African farmer who heard tales about other farmers who had made millions by discovering diamond mines. These tales so excited the farmer that he could hardly wait to sell h...
Brian Maphosa - 03 May 2021
Do large corporate legal departments get better rates? Not always
--- Nathan Cemenska displays actual spending data from Wolter Kluwer ELM Solutions Legal View database You would think that the largest purchasers of legal services in the world get better hourly rates, on average, than peers that purchase less volume. That’s how it works at Costco, right? Y...
Nathan Cemenska - 26 April 2021
How to build a team or department from nothing
--- When a lawyer starts with his new legal project or becomes head of a department in a law firm, one of the first questions that crosses his mind is the structuring of his team of employees   How do you create a team from scratch? This is an eventuality that every entrepreneur - including...
Editor - 16 April 2021
Why is Linklaters reinforcing its Corporate/M&A practice in France?
--- Linklaters strengthens its presence in the Corporate and M&A practice in France after hiring a new partner in its Paris office This signing has resonance as he came from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a partner since 2016. Florent Mazeron is therefore the British firm's new ...
Editor - 16 April 2021
Three reasons that lead lawyers to leave law firms
--- Lack of interest, underutilisation of talent and lack of connectivity are reasons why lawyers leave law firms Law firms are companies that generally undergo a lot of staff turnover. This can seriously affect the viability of the law firm itself, as many departments embark on lengthy projects t...
Editor - 09 April 2021
90% of CLDs reduced their relationships with active suppliers last year
--- The consequences of the pandemic for all professional sectors, in particular the legal sector, are well known All legal actors have suffered through the pandemic, whether they are large law firms, individual law firms or corporate legal departments (CLDs).  Specifically, 90% of CLDs redu...
Editor - 06 April 2021
Do Not Let the Technician in You Dominate Your Business and What to do About it.
--- Michael E. Gerber writes in his book that in each one of us that go into business are three persons in one, i.e. the Entrepreneur, the Manager and the Technician The Entrepreneur in us is the visionary, the one that got us into the business. That is the dreamer, the change maker, the catalyst,...
Brian Maphosa - 30 March 2021
How partners' lack of financial literacy can affect your firm
--- While this may sound obvious, there is a clear relationship between lack of financial literacy by the owners  and financial difficulties they experience, and adequate financial education can partially decrease those challenges It goes without saying that financial literacy is a prerequisi...
Brian Maphosa - 17 March 2021
Do not desperate. More employment and workload in legal departments by 2021
--- After the passing of 2020, many legal professionals have imagined what will happen in 2021 A survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel has found that this year will see more hiring in corporate legal departments than last year (up 30%).  It is also expected that there will...
Editor - 28 February 2021
Legal sector crisis: Did all law firms see their profits fall in 2020?
--- Many law firms have seen their profits reduced because of the pandemic. This is a fact that has been repeated in many legal media outlets It is rarer to see other firms that have nevertheless increased their annual turnover. This is the case of Hogan Lovells.  The international British f...
Editor - 26 February 2021
Ever Realised You Probably Own a Job and Not Your Practice as a Business?
--- While I have always dealt with issues of having an exit strategy with my clients, the way it was presented a few days ago by one of my colleagues, Daniel Hassler makes it an excellent Golden Nugget for serious businessowners  Generally, as Daniel argues, most business owners do not have e...
Brian Maphosa - 25 February 2021
How to optimise your return on failure
--- If you’re not willing to fail, then you will only ever embark upon safe, incremental improvements, where you have all the answers and therefore can’t fail If you’re not failing, you’re not innovating. Elon Musk’s words are echoed by most successful entrepren...
Steve Glaveski - 09 February 2021
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 ...
Baker Mckenzie - 08 February 2021
Are Labour Costs in Your Legal Practice Giving You Sleepless Nights?
--- The impact of labour costs on your business’ profitability can have a devastating impact. Labour costs are frequently one of the most significant expenditures for a business owner This has become even more critical during these epidemic days where businesses are having to find that extra...
Brian Maphosa - 01 February 2021
Malaysian Oil & Gas – Role of PETRONAS
--- In 1910, Malaysia had first discovered its first oil well on top of Canada Hill in Miri, Sarawak The discovery was done by Shell and in 1914, Shell had constructed Malaysia’s first oil refinery. In 1974, a national oil and gas company namely Petroliam Nasional Berhad (“PETRONAS&rdq...
Philip Teoh - 20 January 2021 Malaysia
WFW advises Everwood on €25m 50 MW Cartuja PV project financing
Watson Farley & Williams ("WFW") advised Everwood Capital ("Everwood") on the €25m financing granted by Liberbank for the 50 MW Cartuja photovoltaic (“PV”) plant, currently under construction. The transaction closed on 31 December. The photovoltaic plant, developed by Abei Ener...
Editor - 17 January 2021
How to invest in renewable energies in the United States? Pay attention to the advice of Norton Rose Fulbright
Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co. took a major step forward in July 2020 when it made its first investment in a US company. Specifically, Kansai bought a stake in the Aviator Wind Project in Texas. Norton Rose Fulbright advised Kansai, which acquired a 48.5 percent stake in Aviator Wind Holdings LL...
Adelie Cordier - 15 January 2021
Today, the BUYER has the power, and the seller is at their mercy
For the avoidance of doubt, by seller in the topic above, I am referring to the company, your firm as an SME and not to the salesperson who is simply your representative. As businesses today we are at the mercy of the buyer and we have to recognise this if we are to dominate in the marketplace. ...
Brian Maphosa - 08 January 2021
A guide to “delivery” under Incoterms® 2020: the four groups
In previous versions of the Incoterms®, the International Chamber of Commerce conveniently divided the rules into four groups or families: E, F, C and D, where E and D were complete opposites and F and C were “intermediate” terms. However, the 2010 edition changed the former standard...
Maria Otero Pando - 30 December 2020
Why Squire Patton Boggs is a recommended firm in Asia?
Squire Patton Boggs practices and lawyers have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific. Also, Squire has been ranked as a "recommended firm" in several practice areas:  Australia Construction Employment: Western Australia Real Estate India Capital Markets (Inter...
Editor - 21 December 2020
14 ways you're sabotaging your organisation
On 17 January 1944, the Office of the Strategic Services of the CIA issued the Simple Sabotage Field Manual. The manual remained classified for decades, becoming declassified in 2008. The purpose of the manual was to present suggestions for inciting and executing sabotage. The manual is full of 19...
Steve Glaveski - 18 December 2020
Jones Day advised Framatome in its acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation
Framatome, advised by Jones Day, has signed a sale purchase agreement with Rolls-Royce to acquire its Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (I&C) business, which has operations principally in France, and to a lesser extent China. The transaction is expected to close at the beginning of the ...
Editor - 16 December 2020
Dutch appeal court approves lottery merger
On 10 November 2020, the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal ("CBb"), the highest administrative law court in the Netherlands, confirmed the clearance of Stichting Exploitatie Nederlandse Staatsloterij's ("SENS") acquisition of Stichting Nationale Sporttotalisator ("SNS"). Both SENS, which is...
Editor - 15 December 2020 Netherlands
Clifford Chance advises on Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE's tender offer and new benchmark issue
Clifford Chance Europe LLP has advised Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE ("URW"), the premier global developer and operator of flagship destinations, on its tender offer in relation to five series of notes (the "Target Notes") issued under its Guaranteed Euro Medium Term Note Programme (the "EMTN Program...
Editor - 08 December 2020
Legal Advisors and Baker McKenzie advise on Gulf Insurance Group's acquisition of AXA's Middle East insurance business
Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners alongside Baker McKenzie, London have advised Gulf Insurance Group (gig), one of the leading insurance service providers in the Middle East and North Africa, on the acquisition of AXA’s insurance operations in the Gulf region for a value of US$ ...
Editor - 02 December 2020 Saudi Arabia
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
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
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
Uncollected Cargo
Shipping moves International Trade and the Global Economy. Apart from raw commodities and bulk cargo, most of the cargo are moved in Shipping Containers. Container Shipment avoids manual handling of the cargo at each stage of the shipment and it has revolutionized Shipping. The Containers are either...
Philip Teoh - 30 September 2020
Gide advises a big health and provident insurance company on its acquisition of CGRM
Gide has advised the health and provident insurance wholesaler SPVIE Assurances on its acquisition of CGRM, a subsidiary of Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson that specialises in the management of complementary health insurance. Gide's team advising SPVIE Assurances comprised partner Axelle Toulemond...
Editor - 19 September 2020
A successful collaboration between two great firms in South Africa
KISCH IP and Probity Advisory have embarked on a journey of collaboration to introduce a team of specialist professionals qualified to provide an integrated full-spectrum, multidisciplinary service offering incorporating IP and commercial law, tax compliance, corporate finance and forensic practices...
Editor - 09 September 2020 South Africa
Hydrogen in Australia: a great opportunity for law firms
Australia has positioned itself as a future key in the Hydrogen sector. The Australian government has a clear roadmap for reducing the use of polluting energy and strengthening its path towards a sustainable future. Therefore, law firms are facing a new and great market opportunity. 'Net zero by 20...
Álvaro Navarro - 08 September 2020 Australia
Dentons focuses on Africa with its newest hire
Dentons intends to expand into the African market by hiring Dr. Albrecht Conze, an experienced diplomatic, to work as a Of Counsel in the Berlin office.  Conze has a complete professional career in the diplomatic world having served for over thirty years in Germany and in the European and Unit...
Editor - 01 September 2020
Jones Day advises a French company to introduce to the German Hydrogen sector
Jones Day represented Électricité de France SA (EDF) through its affiliates, Hynamics SA and EDF Deutschland, in its inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany’s hydrogen sector. EDF has formed a joint venture to construct a 30MW hydrogen electrolysis plant from renewable...
Editor - 31 August 2020 Germany
Protecting your brand in South Africa with the help of Customs
Most brand owners go through the process of registering their trademark to obtain proof that they own the brand and importantly to stop others from using it without permission.  The protection of your brand can also take place through copyright, however, it is always recommended to apply for t...
Jadon Wolmarans - 26 August 2020
The increasingly common practice of funding litigation
It is increasingly common to finance litigation at the international level. There are now many companies engaged in financing expensive litigation, so it is important to identify the main characteristics of financiers. To this end, Louis Young provides us with a detailed description of the characte...
Editor - 21 August 2020
Ashurst joins consortium to develop Automated Intelligent Regulation Platform
On the 28th of July 2020, international law firm Ashurst announced that they join a major cross-sector consortium made up of businesses and universities in order to deliver the AIR (Automated Intelligent Regulation) Platform, an AI-driven data access platform for regulated industries.  Cross-i...
Christine Fuessel - 18 August 2020
“Add To Cart” - Doing business in a Covid-19 World. Business considerations
Establishing your business online helps you reach a larger audience and expand your brand beyond the scope possible through traditional brick and mortar sales channels. Part 1 assisted with legal considerations to bear in mind when starting to lay down the foundation of your online presence. Part 2 ...
Anola Naidoo - 17 August 2020
BTI Consulting explains clients´ needs regarding RFPs
According to an article issued by BTI Consulting on the 15th of July 2020, after the beginning of the transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic, clients are now issuing RFPs (request for proposals), inviting small- and medium-size firms. In the US, legal decision makers are sending their RFPs to 9 &nd...
Editor - 12 August 2020
Eversheds Sutherland makes a profit and retains talent
Eversheds Sutherland has announced the recording of profits for the past financial year, despite the devastating consequences of the pandemic. In the case of this law firm, neo profit increased by 5% to £109 million in the financial year ending in 2020. Revenue increased by 8% to £592 m...
Editor - 08 August 2020
Hannah Lim-Johnson: new chief legal officer and Corporate Secretary of Meritor
American firm Meritor has announced the appointed of Hannah Lim-Johnson in the company as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. This event will be effective on August 3. "Hannah brings more than two decades of experience leading high-performing legal teams and managing...
Editor - 29 July 2020 United States of America
Notable changes to the COVID-19 Guaranteed Loan Scheme for distressed businesses
High on the agenda of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s supplementary budget speech on Wednesday 24 June was the need to support the economy as it gradually reopens as well as to get businesses moving again. Notably, Mboweni announced amendments to the COVID-19 guaranteed loan scheme that was in...
Jeff Buckland, Mahashini Govender, Kate Foster - 29 July 2020 South Africa
The Magic Circle law firms show a decline in profits
Three of the most recognized law firms in the UK: Freshfields, Allen & Overy and Linklaters (known as the ‘Magic Circle’) have announced a fall in profits for the year ending 20 April 2020, due to the unpredictable consequences of COVID-19. Freshfields revealed a net profit of &poun...
Editor - 29 July 2020
DAC Beachcroft and Cognia Law work together to optimise Cognia Flex platform
On the 20th of July 2020, international law firm DAC Beachcroft announced their collaboration with leading law company Cognia Law. They work together on the optimisation of Cognia Law´s flexible resourcing platform Cognia Flex, which supports leading law businesses in securing and managing tea...
Editor - 28 July 2020
Osborne Clarke advises Octopus Renewables on acquisition of UK rooftop solar assets
As to a press release of international legal practice Osborne Clarke from the 21st of July 2020, the firm has advised Octopus Renewables on its acquisition of a 9.1MW portfolio of operational residential UK rooftop solar assets.  Octopus Renewables is the specialist clean energy investor arm o...
Editor - 27 July 2020 United Kingdom
Lawcare announces a new chair to its board of trustees
LawCare, legal mental health charity, has announced the appointing of a new chair to its board of trustees. In this sense, Andrew Caplen replaces chair Bronwen Still as of this month. Andrew is a Solicitor, Notary Public and a former President of the Law Society of England and Wales (2014/2015), Ch...
Editor - 24 July 2020
600 home proud offices for Houthoff during coronavirus crisis
We went from five offices to over 600 home offices. Fortunately the transition of the past months went smoothly for us. Our people are resourceful and quickly adapted to the new situation, but it wasn’t all fun. We all really missed the dynamics of working in our offices and being surrounded b...
Edward de Bock - 20 July 2020
Slaughter and May advises INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global petrochemicals business for an amount of $ 5 billion
British law firm Slaughter and May announced its advising to British multinational chemical company INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global Petrochemicals business for US $ 5 billion, and also on related financing arrangements.  “This is another significant step as we steadily work...
Editor - 01 July 2020
Biggest M&A deal ever in electric vehicle sector in China, counselled by Freshfields
Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, has advised German automaker Volkswagen in regards to its major investments in Chinese state-owned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (“JAC Motors”), as announced in a press release of June 1...
Editor - 18 June 2020 China
UnitedLex acquires Paul Hastings´ Data Science team and AI-driven technology services group
As announced in a press release of the technology and legal services company UnitedLex on the 11th of June, 2020, they advance a suite of digital offerings with the acquisition of Paul Hastings´ multi award-winning Data Science, Analysis, and Investigations (DSAI) team and its AI-empowered tec...
Editor - 17 June 2020
Chambers acquires online legal directory service Top 3 Legal
International legal research Chambers and Partners (Chambers) has announced its acquisition of Top 3 Legal, founded in 2017. “The combination of Chambers and Top 3 Legal will create the de facto source of research and analysis for corporates in choosing legal advice and representation”,...
Editor - 16 June 2020
Gide advises French bank group Crédit Agricole CIB on acquiring a stake in Cobase
International law firm Gide announced in a press release from the 11th of June, 2020, that they counselled Crédit Agricole CIB, a French bank group, on the acquisition of a stake in Cobase, a Dutch multibank platform, alongside Nordea, the largest financial group in Northern Europe.  Th...
Editor - 11 June 2020
Osborne Clarke advises foodservice business Compass Group on its acquisition of food technology start-up Feedr
As to a press release from the 10th of June, 2020, international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Compass Group UK and Ireland, part of the publicly listed Compass Group PLC, on its acquisition of Feedr.  Compass is known as a leading foodservice business that is specialising in provi...
Editor - 10 June 2020
KPMG adds Family Office and Private Client Legal offering to their Legal Services practice
As announced in a press release on the 9th of June 2020, KPMG LLP welcomes two new members to its team in London to head up its new Family Office and Private Client Legal offering: Alice Killingbeck and Harriet Kwarteng, both joining from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  Alice is a private client lawy...
Editor - 09 June 2020
Jones Day Advises GenScript Biotech Corporation (Hong Kong) on $423.8 million Initial Public Offering
Jones Day acted as the US and Hong Kong legal advisors of GenScript  Biotech Corporation (Hong Kong: 1548) (“GenScript Biotech”) in relation to its (a) approximately US$423.8 million initial public offering of 18,425,000 American depositary shares and spin-off listing of its subsidi...
Editor - 09 June 2020 Hong Kong
Herbert Smith Freehills advises on global transaction of CIP Capital and People 2.0
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announces that they advised New York-based CIP Capital on the acquisition of Entity Solutions Group (“ESG”) by one of its portfolio investments, People 2.0 Global LLC (“People 2.0”), a global tech-enabled workforce deployment pla...
Editor - 08 June 2020 United States of America
Allens advises Australian Real Estate company Vicinity Centres on $1.4 billion capital raising
Recognized Australian law firm Allens had advised Vicinity Centres on its capital raising which is expected to reach $1.4 billion. Vicinity is one of the largest listed managers of Australian retail property dedicated to asset management platform and retail assets under management across 64 shopping...
Editor - 08 June 2020 Australia
USPTO petition decision: Inventorship in the US is limited to natural persons, meaning that AI systems cannot legally invent – at least for now
On the 27th of April, 2020, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a petition decision which states that it is not legal that Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are listed or credited as an inventor in a US patent application. Under current law, only natural persons may be named as i...
Christine Fuessel - 13 May 2020
Liberty Global and Telefonica get up steam in the U.K. market through a 50-50 joint venture
The powerful telephone companies Liberty Global and Telefonica have signed a 50-50 joint venture between its subsidiaries Virgin Media and O2 to gain more strength in the U.K. market. It is an important step towards strengthening the market after the merger of O2, valued at £12.7 billion, and...
Editor - 08 May 2020
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