Legal news by sector

Technology/telecommunications

Shipping/aviation

Regulatory

Property

BIG DATA

Property big data drive

Law firm research highlights property owners and investors look to data for the future of property value, but sees bright future for property valuers.

Media

Litigation/dispute resolution

Intellectual property/trademark

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Patented in Seattle

Polsinelli continues its nationwide US intellectual property growth with four new attorneys in Seattle.

Insurance

Employment

DISABILITIES

Oxbridge prizes disability moots

Herbert Smith Freehills showcases promising new legal talent at the first-ever Oxford v Cambridge disability moot as 18 teams challenged for the prize

Corporate/commercial

DISRUPTION

In-house at a "tipping point"

Law firm's white paper warns in-house legal functions they must adapt and be nimble to thrive in digital age.

LEGAL MARKET

Brexit battering Irish confidence

Dramatic drop in confidence in the Irish legal sector over 12 months impacted by Brexit, although there is also much to celebrate says new report.

Banking/finance

EXPANSION

HFW culls team from Locke Lord

Firm continues its Greater China transactional expansion with major team hire following recent hire of Locke Lord's Hong Kong managing partner and two other lawyers.

M&A

M&A still likes big MACs

Exciting times as material adverse change clauses remain a vital piece of M&A agreements, according to Nixon Peabody's 17th MAC Survey.