Legal news by sector

Technology/telecommunications

DIGITAL REGULATION

Canada launches digital charter

Call to modernise legislation as charter promotes 10 principles aiming to build a foundation of trust for Canadians in the digital sphere.

LEGAL TECH

ICJ launches first app

The International Court of Justice embraces lawtech with app becoming first international judicial body in Netherlands, appoints new registrar.

Shipping/aviation

ARBITRATION

London remains top for maritime arbitration

HFW research shows London, which last week hosted a global international disputes week LIDW19, has 80 per cent share of global maritime arbitration market, despite Brexit fears.

Regulatory

LAWTECH

Lawtech lacking in trust

British Consumer watchdog issues paper raising concerns over lawtech and lack of consumer trust, and provides regulatory checklist.

GDPR

Bird & Bird's “no-brainer”

Firm launches dpo and gdpr representative services to help clients comply with gdpr, new managing director says "no-brainer" to offer service.

Media

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Singing the legal blues

Songwriters call for more freedoms and less regulation during ASCAP “Stand with Songwriters” on today's advocacy day.

Luxury

LUXURY LAW

Baker McKenzie takes to the catwalk

Firm launches global legal guide for luxury & fashion as market changes in breadth and diversity, highlighting IP and how companies can thrive.

Litigation/dispute resolution

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

JAMS in NY and LA

Not traffic jams for a change, but new international arbitration centers which have officially opened in Los Angeles and New York.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

LIDW19 ends on a high

As London International Disputes Week draws to a close, a commercial courts report highlights London's record year, while organizers are optimistic the inaugural LIDW will be back next year.

Intellectual property/trademark

Insurance

Employment

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

This week's moves highlight some general counsel trends, including gc turned ceo and contractual departure of Caesars Palace gc after ceo's termination.

Corporate/commercial

Banking/finance