Legal news by sector

Technology/telecommunications

Shipping/aviation

Regulatory

Media

COMMUNICATION

Lawyers need to tell stories

To promote story-telling as key communication skill for lawyers, BYU Law is to host first national storytelling competition for law students.

FAKE NEWS

This is not 'fake' news

New York attorney general sends clear message in settling with sellers of 'fake' online followers and 'likes' in first US settlement of its kind.

Luxury

Litigation/dispute resolution

Intellectual property/trademark

PATENTS

Women's lost intellectual property

US patent and trademark office releases report on trends and characteristics of women inventors, echoing findings from IWPR report.

Energy

Employment

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Talk around the house this week is dominated by surprising departure of Tesla general counsel after only two months.

Corporate/commercial

IN-HOUSE TRANSFORMATION

PwC launches 'NewLaw' in Australia

PwC Australia launches new service for in-house legal departments transforming function, led by former senior general counsel at Telstra.

Banking/finance

M&A

US M&A deals top $1.5 trillion

US domestic deals weather geopolitical storms to drive the market says new report by White & Case and Mergermarket.

PUBLIC OFFERING

DWF heads for LSE Pre-Brexit listing

Law firm DWF is heading for a pre-Brexit March £75m listing on the London Stock Exchange, but partners face five-year lock-up period.