Legal news by sector

Technology/telecommunications

LEGAL TECH

Open and shut Qase

Canadian technology startup Qase launches new service seeking to transform how people find and work with lawyers around the globe.

Shipping/aviation

Regulatory

ANTITRUST

Antitrust's crime and punishment

Global antitrust trends see politicisation and digital economy posing risks as regulators up policing and enforcement.

Property

Media

LEGAL TRAINING

Law Society gets in on the act

Law Society of Ireland offers free global online course in arts entertainment and media law, forging mutual understanding.

MEDIA

TV channel sets its day in court

Court TV unveils launch date and programming plans promising “gavel-to-gavel” live coverage of America's most fascinating trials all day.

Luxury

LUXURY AWARDS 2019

Luxury lawyers award night

Luxury awards showcased importance of IP protection issues and innovation at the annual Luxury Law Awards ceremony last night.

Litigation/dispute resolution

LAWSUIT

Argentinian lawyer Uber upset

Multimillion-dollar suit claims Uber's reckless entry into Buenos Aires had devastating impact on Argentine lawyer

Intellectual property/trademark

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

New AI trademark tool a boon for lawyers

Timely WIPO launch announcement of state-of-the-art AI-Based image search tool for brands as lawyers gather for Luxury Law 2019 tomorrow to talk AI and trademarks.

Energy

Employment

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

High-powered women rule the moves in a women-only list around the house this week.

SOCIAL MOBILITY

Law firm extends social reach

Slaughter and May and upReach partner to launch legal sector access programme as firm builds on pioneering work in social mobility.

Corporate/commercial

IN-HOUSE STUDY

Oz in-house under pressure

In-house Australia expects a year of risk, elevated expectations, reduced resources and a strict need to focus on bringing value to their firms.

EXPANSION

DAC Beachcroft in Belfast deal

Firm announces second new location launch this year with July deal in Belfast, Northern Ireland, following recent Paris opening.

Banking/finance

BIG 4

UK regulator wants big 4 audit separation

CMA says legislation needed to address vulnerability of the industry to a big 4 loss, inadequate choice and competition, but no structural split…yet.

MARKET PLACINGS

Bird & Bird takes AIM

International law firm Bird & Bird celebrates closing four Aim market placings in one week.