Archive for July, 2015

You Robot! What Does It Mean to Regulate Artificial Intelligence?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 18:54

(thanks to howstuffworks?) There’s a huge amount of discussion in the media now about killer robots annihilating hordes, autonomous (driverless) cars running amok and mowing down people, and at the point of singularity Skynet will say no to being switched off and we are in a continuous war of us against them. There’s also a […]

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The Future of Law Firms

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 14:40

Great conference coming up courtesy of University of St Gallen, Switzerland, on October 1, 2015. The conference itself is being held at Haus zum RĂ¼den in Zurich. Interesting line up of speakers (including me). Here they are:   Details of who’s who here: Booking details and registration are here in English and here in German. […]

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How Foreign Lawyers Failed to Colonise India

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 10:59

  Recently the big corporate law firm of Amarchand Mangaldas split between two brothers, Cyril and Shardul Shroff. The settlement is published above. The division allowed outsiders in to the strange world of Indian law firms, generally private and very profitable. Although the number of corporate law firms in India is small they are powerful. […]

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Death of Big Law Announced Prematurely…..

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 12:20

  More often than not the sirens of the future predict the demise of Big Law, that the traditional law firm model has run its course, millennials won’t work there, general counsel refuse to pay outrageous hourly rates for fat cat partners. The likes of Jordan Furlong, Richard Susskind, George Beaton, and occasionally myself, will […]

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