Here be monsters – will LPOs help clients find the threats in the data jungle?

Here be monsters – will LPOs help clients find the threats in the data jungle?

From disclosure to global investigations, companies are being forced to search an expanding jungle of data for threats. Legal Business teamed up with Clutch Group to find out if clients believe LPOs will aid the hunt Disaggregation. If someone wanted to identify a keyword to describe what legal process outsourcers (LPOs) do (and identifying keywords …

A question of confidence – Russians strive to keep high stakes disputes at home

A question of confidence – Russians strive to keep high stakes disputes at home

Given that domestic litigators in Russia and the CIS regularly see their clients’ largest commercial disputes go abroad, usually to be resolved under English law, they treat the outflow of work with unexpectedly good grace. This is mostly based on the realisation that this exodus of high-value litigation not only reflects what clients want, but …

After the gold rush – has the age of the oligarch dispute passed?

After the gold rush – has the age of the oligarch dispute passed?

Boris Berezovsky v Roman Abramovich; Michael Cherney v Oleg Deripaska – these were the two headlining title bouts that for a brief and glorious moment took the often prosaic world of shareholder disputes out of the business sections and on to the front page of almost every national newspaper. They involved a cast of colourful …

Renaissance style – the battle to modernise Italy’s legal elite

Renaissance style – the battle to modernise Italy’s legal elite

In 2011 Stefano Simontacchi, then head of tax at the Italian legal giant Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, made a high-stakes presentation at the firm’s general partners’ meeting. The increasingly disastrous economic climate in Italy was forcing the firm to reappraise its strategy and Simontacchi, as part of a three-partner committee, had been approved by the firm’s …