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  • Developments in Corporate Litigation Finance

    The origins of the litigation finance industry lie in the distressed litigation space. Now the industry has become mainstream, and litigation funders have been increasingly focused on advertising the benefits of using external capital to blue chips...

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  • A Pitch for Boutiques

    In the post-recession era of “do more with less” the pressure is on to find alternatives. Focusing on alternative legal service providers is one strategy; but there is another strategy to consider — retaining solo practitioners and...

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  • What Story Will Your Metrics Tell?

    The need for analytics was spurred by the 2008 financial crisis. Legal spend was seen as overhead and a necessary evil. To better manage expenses, corporate clients became focused on cutting costs for legal services. The results...

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  • GDPR and Data Maps

    As corporations deal with the latest milestone in compliance, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data maps will prove useful for getting rid of personal data that falls in scope of GDPR Article 17, commonly referred...

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  • Legal Departments Lead Industry-Wide Change

    About five years ago, a group of in-house counsel from large corporations started to meet informally. They expressed frustrations with how their departments were run, and surfaced issues surrounding the way legal services were delivered by law...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Risks of Contractual Joint Ventures for Government Contracts

    Parties pursuing government contracts or grants enter into joint ventures for many reasons. But joint venture participants often are unaware of the legal implications of operating as a contractual joint venture, as opposed to establishing a separate...

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  • How to Get the Best Legal Services

    Alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) can be of benefit to legal departments and law firms. According to the American Bar Association, “AFAs are not about charging more than what an hourly rate might be — they are about...

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  • Business Continuity Plan for the Legal Department

    External threat, and its impact on the legal department’s ability to meet its mission and sustain its business processes during and after a significant disruption, is at the heart of business continuity planning. Unfortunately, many legal departments...

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  • Resource Alignment is a Big Law Department Challenge

    Cost control was ranked as the top challenge facing law departments, according to the 2017 HBR Consulting Law Department Survey, but law departments are effectively managing their spending and keeping total legal spending flat. They took active...

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  • A New Weapon for Creditors in Europe

    Certain claimants and judgment creditors domiciled in 26 European Union member states enjoy access to a new weapon against evasive debtors. Under Regulation (EU) No 655/2014, they can apply for a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) to...

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