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Exclusive: Bird & Bird seals merger deal with Australian ally

Bird & Bird has confirmed a merger with Australian outfit Truman Hoyle; some 18 months after the two firms announced their alliance in the country.

20 Oct 2014 | 00:00 | secure


inner image The electronic explosion: how corporate legal teams can use data to maximise efficiency

The sheer volumes of data corporates now hold, and the regulations governing its maintenance, are growing at a rapid pace. So how can corporate legal departments survive and thrive in this data deluge? This video looks at the challenges presented by t...

16 Oct 2014 | 14:59

inner image The biggest tech challenges facing law firms - and their impact on the legal profession

In this video, managing partners, CIOs and IT directors at this year's Strategic Technology Forum discuss the key technology challenges facing law firms, and the issues set to have the biggest impact on how the legal profession operates.

14 Oct 2014 | 15:41 | screening image

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Hogan Lovells and US pair act on Lenovo's $2.1bn IBM server acquisition

Hogan Lovells, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have taken lead roles IBM's sale of its x86 server to Lenovo for $2.1bn (£1.3bn).

03 Oct 2014 | 11:16 | secure

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Wachtell advises eBay as e-commerce giant spins off PayPal business

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is advising eBay on plans to spin off its payments system PayPal into its own independent, publicly traded company.

02 Oct 2014 | 00:03 | secure

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Tackling the breaches

The vast amount of highly sensitive and valuable client data stored by offshore firms makes them vulnerable to data breaches and cyber attack. Wayne Atkinson looks at the lessons to be learnt

24 Sep 2014 | 15:43 | secure

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Quartet of law firms advise on Siemens' $7.6bn US buy out

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Baker Botts and Latham & Watkins have secured roles on Siemens' $7.6bn (£4.65bn) purchase of US oil-field equipment giant, Dresser-Rand.

24 Sep 2014 | 00:31 | secure

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Twitter GC is awarded $7.3m worth of shares one year post-IPO

Twitter has awarded its general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, $7.3m (£4.5m) worth of shares in the company, a year after she took the role.

22 Sep 2014 | 00:19 | secure

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Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?

Legal Week has just launched the 2014 version of its annual law firm information technology survey. It is designed for use by lawyers in all UK law firms, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. It covers the use of, and users' views on, a variety of e...

17 Sep 2014 | 11:12

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Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and CMS called in as Phones 4U enters administration

Clifford Chance (CC), Allen & Overy (A&O)and CMS Cameron McKenna are among the line-up of firms landing legal roles on the high profile collapse of Phones 4u and its subsidiaries.

17 Sep 2014 | 10:19 | secure

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Legal Week launches survey to test the quality of law firm IT

Legal Week today launches an ambitious survey that sets out to help law firms improve the technology they provide to their fee earners.

11 Sep 2014 | 11:00

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It pays to read the small print - the dissertation on IT and law that transformed a career

"It was 1981, and IBM had just launched its first PC. I was an undergraduate at Glasgow University and was almost alone in the law school in being excited about the possible impact of this new technology. I wanted to understand what the computer might...

08 Sep 2014 | 00:00

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The wake up call – why law firms can no longer ignore the need to embrace new ways of working

The Watergate scandal has had a profound influence on me. It is a perfect example of the phenomenon known as 'group think'.

05 Sep 2014 | 00:00

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Why you should go mobile for your legal research

In this article, in association with Thomson Reuters, Chris Hendry sets out eight top reasons why you should go mobile for your legal research...

02 Sep 2014 | 15:13

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Shearman & Sterling develops software to help banks through regulatory minefield

Shearman & Sterling will look to bolster its ties with financial institutions by offering a software programmes to help its banking clients better navigate regulatory and compliance issues.

29 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure