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The Only Thing [In-House Counsel And CCOs] Have To Fear, Is Fear Itself

The idea of legal “marketing” has been diluted in the last few years. As businesses become smarter consumers of legal services, in-house counsel and Chief Compliance Officers are much better at deciphering legal mumbo jumbo....more

David L. Gibbs Interviewed by LexisNexis About Online Q&A Sites

Recently, Senior Partner David L. Gibbs of The Gibbs Law Firm, APC was asked by LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell to discuss Legal Question & Answer Forums. The interview addresses the benefits of such forums for both consumers...more

Notice on Further Improvement and Revision of Foreign Exchange Regulatory Policies concerning Foreign Direct Investment

On November 19th, 2012, State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) issued a Notice on Further Improvement and Revision of Foreign Exchange Regulatory Policies concerning Foreign Direct Investment (hereinafter referred to...more

Interim Regulations on Capital Contribution by Equities in Foreign Invested Enterprises

Minister of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) released the Interim Regulations on Capital Contribution by Equities in Foreign Invested Enterprises (“FIE”) (hereinafter the “Interim”) on September 21, 2012, which came into effect on October...more

Italian Desk Verhaegen Walravens

Our Italian Desk advises Italian companies on matters of Belgian law and offers Italian law advice to foreign companies....more

iPhone App Development for in house counsel

"CYA - Cover Your Apps" is a presentation for the Assoc. of Corporate Counsel (S. Florida) regarding mobile apps and app development best practices for corporate counsel. Covers app development contracts and pitfalls,...more

Law Firm update: DKLM LLP (London, UK) appoints Cynthia Zhang

DKLM LLP (London, UK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Zhang. Cynthia is a qualified lawyer in China and has an LLM degree from Temple University in the United States of America. Cynthia previously...more

Money matters -- How to ensure your money is well spent with the right law firm during litigation

Originally published in Smart Business Los Angeles - July 2012 Issue. No one likes to be involved in a lawsuit — especially since they can be so expensive. However, if it should happen to your business, it’s important to...more

Why Lawyers Are Lousy Collaborators

In an evolving legal profession in which the players are ever more functionally interdependent, the ability to collaborate has become a core competency. In managing law firms and legal departments…managing legal projects…in...more

A Case Study at the Cutting Edge: Legal Project Management in Australia

Few law firms can claim that they are shaping the future of legal services. King & Wood Mallesons, however, is at the forefront of law firms bringing innovative ways to serve client needs in the New Normal. This article...more

Can You Back Up the Hype? Gerber Lawsuit Highlights Legal Risks of Advertising

Earlier this month, Gerber Products Co. was hit with a potentially costly class action lawsuit in New Jersey over health claims related to several of its baby food products. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the...more

Dialing for Pizza: Practical Perspectives on Scoping Legal Projects

Legal Project Management (LPM) assigns extraordinary importance to providing legal services that deliver value as perceived by the client. Yet over and again we observe that while in-house counsel tend to view legal matters...more

10 Key Questions That Law Firms Should Ask Clients

All law firms need to ask clients about their needs and priorities. This is a simple but extremely powerful list of 10 questions that will help law firms better align themselves with clients....more

Companies Must Retain Counsel to Answer Certain Georgia Garnishments

The Georgia Supreme Court issued a recent order regarding the unauthorized practice of law in Georgia Courts. While companies were once permitted to answer Georgia garnishments through any authorized agent, the law now...more

Crossing the Divide: Part Two

In part one, we wrote about the advantages of coordination between in-house and outside counsel. It allows the client to be more involved in the process and the attorney to benefit from their knowledge. This article will...more

Call Me INDISPENSABLE

What do clients value in outside counsel? Lex, practice group leader of the Transactional Group in a global law firm, explains how Legal Project Management approaches have made him indispensable to clients....more

The Random Lunatic - Always an Unhappy Surprise (Part 4 of 5, Legal Project Management in Transactional Practices)

Lex, the practice group leader of a global law firm's transactional practice, talks about preparing for the unexpected in every deal. Lex is a fan of using Legal Project Management approaches and tools in his sophisticated,...more

Do's and Don'ts on How to Use Google for Legal Research

Conclusion. Lincoln said “He who would be his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” And, forgive me if this sounds harsh, but one can really make a fool of oneself by practicing do-it-yourself law. My clients are...more

Asset Acquisition Checklist

If your client is contemplating an asset acquisition, there are many complex factors to consider. In an asset acquisition, the buyer only acquires the assets and liabilities it identifies and agrees to acquire and assume,...more

Lawyers and their Clients, and Vice Versa

Lawyers and their Clients, and Vice Versa...more

Stock Purchase Agreement Commentary

The stock purchase agreement (sometimes called a share purchase agreement) is the main transaction document for a stock acquisition. It sets out what is being sold, details the sale process, and sets out the liabilities and...more

Company Use of Social Media Best Practices: Checklist

Companies recognize that the internet provides unique opportunities to participate in interactive discussions and share information on particular topics using a wide variety of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs...more

Room at the Waterhole: Midsize Firms Making the Most of the Middle

The last few years have finally laid to rest the outdated notion that bigger is better -- when it comes to law firms. Spurred by the new financial realities, many companies are moving legal work to mid-sized law firms and...more

Thanks to LexisNexis from Construction Law Musings

Thanks to LexisNexis for naming Christopher Hill, LEED AP's Construction Law Musings to their top 50 Environmental Law and Climate Change blogs...more

Pitmans Acts for Selling Shareholders of Reclaim (I.T.) Limited and My Cartridge Ltd

Pitmans, a leading commercial law firm in the Thames Valley, has acted on behalf of the selling shareholders, Bob and Gill Milford, on the disposal of the entire issued share capital of Reclaim (I.T.) Limited and My Cartridge...more

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