TODAY’S TOP STORIES
Swiss mulling on LPP for civil proceedings

Though preliminary in nature, it is positive to see discussions developing under the Swiss jurisdiction on extending lpp to corporate lawyers

Independence and legal privilege for domestic and foreign in-house counsel affirmed by Dutch District Court

The decision reaffirms the applicability of legal professional privilege for corporate counsel under Dutch law and clarifies who falls under the legal scope

Reflecting on EU state aid measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Commissioner for Competition has been active in approving state aid measures in order to benefit the affected businesses as quickly as possible.

Robots and humans go hand-in-hand with legal tech

Legal tech promises to automate tedious and time-consuming tasks, thereby freeing up the time of inhouse counsellors. But what processes could be automated, and should the legal staff fear for their jobs in the future?

Signs your corporate legal department needs a digital strategy

A digital strategy is important because it outlines how organisations can leverage technology to improve outcomes, including how technology can create a competitive advantages and concrete steps it will take.

Employee data rights reaffirmed in various settings

Two interesting data protection developments were concluded on the first week of October, with the Court clarifying elements of the Commission investigation procedure into anticompetitive activities and a hefty fine for a H&M subsidiary for data collection

The COVID crisis catalyses legal tech adoption among law firms

The COVID crisis has pushed law firms to adapt and evolve, accelerating the legal technology landscape.

Brand building and establishing oneself: the challenges of a General Counsel in 2020

The new report by CMS on the role of the General Counsel in 2020 provides valuable insight into how the position has evolved and how the importance of value building has been thrust into the limelight

Do the importance and maturity levels of legal department areas correlate with each other?

Based on the in depth study Legal Departments in a Digital Era (2020), we will look into the importance of various areas within an in-house legal team and the maturity levels of the same areas

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