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INNOVATION

Law needs to be reshaped as AI and robotics alter employment

The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, states a new report by the IBA Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).

PEOPLE

Clifford Chance appoints new Australian leadership

Clifford Chance has appointed new leadership in Australia and created a new country managing partner position overseeing the firm's 70 lawyers based in Sydney and Perth, effective from 1 May.

LITIGATION

Litigation against global banks up 37 per cent

Litigation against the largest 50 global banks has increased 37 per cent in 2016, according to statistics published by city law firm RPC based on an analysis of court hearing lists.

PEOPLE

Another Kirkland partner defects to rival

Dechert has hired banking and finance partner Rob Bradshaw from Kirkland & Ellis in London as part of its strategic plan to grow its private equity practice in what is the latest blow for Kirklands.