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Alibaba to ramp up legal team as company eyes digital media, international growth

Alibaba may boost its legal team by around 25% in the next year as the Chinese e-commerce giant looks to grow its digital entertainment business and boost its profile outside of the mainland.

27 Nov 2014 | 04:11 | secure


inner image Attraction and competition – independent law firm leaders from around the world on the challenges of staying local

Not even the most global law firms can be everywhere at once, so how do independent firms view the international market?

27 Nov 2014 | 00:10 | secure

inner image TMT Team of the Year: ENSafrica

Finalists: Allen & Overy • Bowman Gilfillan • Mayer Brown • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe • Webber Wentzel • Werksmans

20 Nov 2014 | 12:45

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CMS buys 1,000 Microsoft tablets for London lawyers as firm prepares to move to landline free office

Every London-based fee earner at CMS Cameron McKenna (CMS UK) will be given a Microsoft tablet computer after the firm bought 1,000 of the devices ahead of its move into a new City HQ.

12 Nov 2014 | 00:14 | secure

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Slaughters and Freshfields join US firms on $1.85bn Cable & Wireless deal

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Cable & Wireless Communications' (CWC) proposed acquisition of Latin American telecoms provider Columbus International for $1.85bn (£1.15bn).

07 Nov 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Now IT's personal – how law firm IT departments are embracing lawyers' tech preferences

The growing use of personal devices such as tablets is one of the key trends to emerge from Legal Week Intelligence's 10th annual Information Technology Report, which canvassed the views of more than 2,000 fee earners and support staff at global and U...

05 Nov 2014 | 16:55 | secure

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Taylor Wessing loses CIO Stuart Walters to Olswang as search for new FD continues

Olswang has hired Taylor Wessing's chief information officer Stuart Walter, who becomes the second senior manager to leave the firm in the last six months.

27 Oct 2014 | 16:39 | secure

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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

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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

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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