Management, Innovation & Technology

Shaping the 21st-century lawyer

6 min

In today’s modern digital era, traditional legal practice and long-established law firms are facing constant disruption and complex challenges. Lawyers are having to change the way they think, the way they work, and the tools they use, which begs the question—what does the future look like for legal professionals? 

The not-so-alternative Alternative

7 min

The idea of going alternative is replacing everything that is traditional. In the next future, will Alternative Legal Service Providers be the norm?

The Zuckerdollar and the dominance of giant tech firms

8 min

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have so far failed to revolutionise the international payment system. Will Facebook’s Libra deliver the unfulfilled promises? Will the giant technology companies disrupt and dominate the world’s financial system?

Designing ethical AI systems: Shall AI systems provide explanations?

8 min

Artificial intelligence is increasingly present in our daily lives. As AI takes on a wider range of more serious responsibilities, we will have to deepen its understanding in order to avoid machine-generated errors of judgment. Many experts point to an explanatory function as the solution—is it the only answer?

Cyberattacks and cybersecurity: evolving hand-in-hand

4 min

Technological innovation is an essential aspect of today’s business reality, where financial institutions are investing in new technologies and IT security so as not to fall behind in the current digital revolution.

Blockchain in payments: a tale of unfulfilled promises

6 min

Digital currencies and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, as well as their underlying technologies distributed ledger and blockchain have so far failed to revolutionise the international payment system. Now that the hype seems to be gone, is there a future for those innovations in the payment industry?

Smart contracts: revolutionary or out of reach?

6 min

The digital flood leaves nothing untouched, and the legal field is no exception. One technological advance that has particularly interesting implications is ‘smart contracts,’ blockchain-based software programs that are making humans’ jobs easier. Experts are putting the technology under the microscope to weigh its pros and cons.

Legal practice without prejudice

3 min

As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, soft skills become increasingly important in the success of people and organizations. How much longer will lawyers who are able to design, create and manage be considered «divergent»?