While the term smart contracts may have us drawing associations with AI and machine learning, there’s no real relation between these technologies. Let’s debunk the myths of smart contracts and explain how they may be used now and in the future.
Management, Innovation & Technology
The world reacts as the OECD faces a setback in its efforts to set new international tax principles for the digital economy. In the meantime, several countries move forward with their own tax measures.
With increased regulatory complexity, the role of the compliance function is expanding, moving from reactive to strategic. Compliance-as-a-service is the solution.
Yoko Takagi, partner at White and Case, on the advice she believed would have been useful when she was starting her career and that double as good life advice in this particular context.
As technology advances, we must strengthen social institutions. Growing agreement could allow policymakers to prepare the ground for action, with the goal of offering realistic solutions for everyone in the “platform economy.”
Soledad Atienza recognizes the opportunities for the future of legal education and the profession.
Natural language has important and diverse roles to play in facilitating critical innovation the future legal industry will require.
Legal professionals find themselves having to adapt to a new virtual work environment
The ability to identify emotions is a great ally for lawyers but few take advantage of it. Now is the time to incorporate it at the company and individual levels.
The shift in today’s working world is pushing corporate law to find a new normal. Corporate lawyers need to move seamlessly with this shift and take on the new profile of a liquid lawyer.
If the old competition rulebook has weathered the storm of digital economy so far, blockchain may pose too much of a challenge: it may bring a change of incentives that at least calls for more flexible and cooperative enforcement, albeit perhaps not a complete paradigm shift.
There is more than one way to approach Legal Project Management. Creating a positive, diverse and productive environment will allow lawyers to expand their knowledge, skill-set and reach their full potential.
How can lawyers, traditional law firms, and company legal departments address the digital transformation of their services?
How to build the data economy: creating a legal and policy framework that sets the right safeguards while allowing us to reap the rewards of data
With most non-urgent legal activity having been suspended indefinitely as a result of the pandemic, the judicial system is facing a steep uphill climb. With this unprecedented digitalization of the workforce, returning to age-old methods is no longer viable; innovation is crucial.
The COVID-19 crisis has seen videoconferencing move beyond the merely useful to become an absolutely essential tool for business and individuals. What are the ramifications of that change on privacy, security and trust?
More and more employees are working remotely by the day. Against this backdrop, companies need to take the utmost care to protect employees and confidential company information. What are the IT and legal risks companies face as workers go remote?
In a moment where the personal and professional lives of lawyers are being upended, how can lawyers adapt and successfully manage remote work in times of uncertainty?
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?
What are the seismic changes that are taking place in legal technology and what can we expect in the near future? If 2019 was a record-breaking year, 2020 is already on pace to set the bar even higher.
As the new decade begins, and digital transformation continues to overhaul the law industry, a new frenzy of hopes and predictions for legal tech is shaping up. But the jury’s still out, and we need to focus on what really matters
The idea of going alternative is replacing everything that is traditional. In the next future, will Alternative Legal Service Providers be the norm?
What are the most common legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs when launching and managing start-ups?
Advances in legal service provision have been almost imperceptible. Although their business model remains viable, law firms need to emphasize collaboration and innovation if they wish to create value.
Are legal solutions becoming a commodity? What if you could solve a legal problem through your mobile phone?
At the table, not on the menu: Non-standard workers and collective bargaining in the platform economy
Is collective bargaining a viable tool to “negotiate” the direction of the phenomenon of the digital transformation of work?
The creation of a priority channel for reporting the sharing of sensitive content and requesting its withdrawal is a courageous, responsible and timely initiative.
What exactly do we mean by innovation when we talk about the legal industry and the profession?
Employee well-being has emerged as a strategic human resources challenge in today’s organizations and law firms are no exception.
What are trade secrets and how are they being regulated throughout Europe and the US?