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Oh Canada! Thomson Reuters Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada for Women

Monday 6th Mar 2017

Thomson Reuters was named today as one of the 2017 Best Workplaces in Canada for Women. Organizations recognized have a minimum 90% positive employee response to the statement “I am treated fairly regardless of my gender.” To be recognized for high workplace equality, companies are assessed based on levels of workplace trust experienced by their ...

FBI Director James Comey on the Current State of Law Enforcement – IACP Conference

Sunday 16th Oct 2016

It was standing room only as FBI Director James Comey addressed attendees at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP) in San Diego today. IACP President Terrence Cunningham introduced Director Comey, who shared his thoughts on the current state of law enforcement, violent confrontations with the public, the culture of policing, the global ...

Improving the Collection and Utility of Law Enforcement Use of Force Data – IACP 2016 Session

Sunday 16th Oct 2016

Unlocking and harnessing the power of “big data” is a common challenge for modern professionals, and that’s just as true for those in law enforcement as well. That was the central theme of one of the opening sessions – “Improving the Collection and Utility of Law Enforcement Use of Force Data” – from the 123rd ...

Continuous Innovation: Forum Magazine

Thursday 29th Sep 2016

The disruptive role of technology and how it can help firms thrive in a rapidly changing environment is one of several technology-related themes explored in the new issue of Forum magazine focused on Continuous Innovation. The issue examines large law’s growing use of cloud computing technology, and how security concerns are both a driver and ...

Australian Law Firm Demand Still Declining, Says Peer Monitor Report

Wednesday 28th Sep 2016

The Australian legal market suffered its fourth consecutive year of declining demand, according to a new report issued by Peer Monitor and Melbourne Law School, “2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market,” based on financial data drawn from the Australian offices of 21 major law firms. Demand for Australian firms declined an average of 1.9% across firms ...

Elite VANTAGE EMEA Kicks Off

Tuesday 27th Sep 2016

I had the privilege of hosting the opening keynote session at VANTAGE EMEA this week and both Eric Ruud and I devoted a lot of our time to discussing our continued focus and commitment to Customer Advocacy.  We have made many changes to enhance the customer experience over the past year. As I said onstage ...

Future of Legal Technology Discussed at Toronto Forum

Wednesday 21st Sep 2016

More than 200 law firm leaders, technologists and academics discussed the future of technology and the legal profession at the Emerging Legal Technology Forum in Toronto on Wednesday. Experts from leading law firms and corporations such as Air Canada and Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt LLP discussed topics including the current state of technologies available to legal practitioners, and ...

Emerging Legal Technology Forum

Thursday 15th Sep 2016

As technology continues to transform the legal profession, leading technologists, futurists, law firm leaders, legal change consultants and others will meet in Toronto on September 20 to discuss the current state of technologies and the impact they are having in firms. The Emerging Legal Technology Forum will feature panels and discussions from more than two ...

Las Vegas Raiders & Pro Sports in Sin City

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2016

Are you ready for some football…in Las Vegas? The NFL regular season kicks off in Denver with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 between the Broncos and Panthers.  But football fans are wondering if the NFL’s newest hot ticket might be in Las Vegas, where the Oakland Raiders have been making overtures to city officials ...

Is Ballot Splitting the Ticket This Year?

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2016

The tumultuous 2016 election could see an unusually high amount of ballot-splitting when voters step into the voting booth. The latest Reuters-Ipsos poll finds that more than ten percent of voters say they plan to vote for a third-party candidate for President.  And many voters may wind up splitting their vote across party lines for ...

Wendy C. Shiba Receives 2016 Liberty Achievement Award

Monday 15th Aug 2016

At one of the largest gatherings for legal professionals, the 2016 American Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting in San Francisco, the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) presented the annual Liberty Achievement Award to Wendy C. Shiba. Shiba is a retired corporate attorney and business executive whose 30-year career spans time in private practice, ...

Stanford Legal Design Lab Fellowship to Advance Innovation

Tuesday 9th Aug 2016

Thomson Reuters continues to develop unique partnerships around the world to help foster innovation.  The latest is a new fellowship to support the Legal Design Lab at the Stanford Center for the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School. The one-year fellowship will support the Legal Design Lab’s innovative work in exploring concepts for novel approaches ...

Most Influential Figures in Canadian Legal Profession Named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Thursday 4th Aug 2016

Canadian Lawyer magazine has named the Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession.  The list, which is in its seventh year and is among the publication’s most-read features, honors select Canadians in five categories: Young Influencers, Government/Non-Profit, Changemakers, Criminal/Human Rights, and Corporate/Commercial. This year’s honorees include a justice of ...

2015 – The Golden Age of Naked Creativity

Friday 20th Nov 2015

We have the privilege of living in the most amazing Golden Age. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic engineering have bolted from the R&D labs and been embraced in a multitude of fields, industries and services bringing both promise and peril to society, consumers and workers. Progressing at an exponential rate it is inevitable that AI ...

Donald Sterling & The Inside Story of the Sale of the LA Clippers

Thursday 5th Nov 2015

What really happened in the tumultuous events that led to the sale of the LA Clippers by owner Donald Sterling for $2 billion? Shelly Sterling’s attorney, Pierce O¹Donnell of Greenberg Glusker, reveals the inside story that led to the sale of the Clippers.  Secret meetings with the NBA.  How Shelly Sterling got Donald to initially ...

Public Split on Allowing Felons to Vote, says FindLaw Survey

Thursday 5th Nov 2015

Americans are split on whether convicted felons should be allowed to vote, according to a new survey by FindLaw. Thirty-three percent of Americans feel felons should be allowed to vote, according to the survey. Forty-two percent say felons should not be allowed to vote. And twenty-nine percent are undecided on the issue. The Obama administration ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 4

Wednesday 4th Nov 2015

Click here for part three of this post. Reflecting on the research, experience, opinion and insights from contributors within this article it is fair to say that if you are involved in developing your business of law’s strategy you need to consider where you are deploying your machines and humans and where to place the two prime ...

7 Reasons the World Will Be Sustainable – A Multimedia Feature

Friday 30th Oct 2015

Sustainability is a critical goal, but the question becomes: How do we get there? Thomson Reuters released a multimedia feature entitled, ‘7 Reasons the World Will be Sustainable,’ which examines the conflux of drivers that will enable sustainability globally, including transparency, catastrophe, science & innovation as well as the role of heroes, regulators, investors and ...

IACP 2015 – Community policing and the future of law enforcement

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

After Attorney General Loretta Lynch had to cancel her keynote at IACP this year, her speaking slot became a panel discussion on community policing and engagement featuring: Cornell Brooks, CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Chief Kathleen O’Toole of the Seattle Police Department; Chief Will Johnson, Arlington ...

IACP and Thomson Reuters Honor San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail for Innovative Work in a Murder Case

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail has been recognized with the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation. When detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail responded to a crime scene with the bodies of two adults and two children buried in shallow graves in ...

IACP 2015 – Body-Worn Cameras – Legal Issues and Implementation

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

Like the session on “de-escalation”, the session, “Body-Worn Cameras – Legal Issues and Implementation,” was delivered to a standing-room-only crowd at IACP. With a show floor packed with law enforcement gadgets, including body-worn cameras, and an increasing number of agencies looking to deploy the technology, it’s clear that law enforcement has many questions about the ...

IACP 2015 — De-Escalation: Reducing Liability and Increasing Safety

Monday 26th Oct 2015

It was a standing-room only session on the first morning at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago for, “De-Escalation: Reducing Liability and Increasing Safety.” With Black Lives Matter protests in response to the conference, and continued news stories of violent encounters between police and citizens, the conversation of de-escalating law enforcement ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 3

Friday 23rd Oct 2015

Click here for part two of this post. Today our offices are largely fashioned around Industrial Age thinking, obviously with some exceptions. But by the mid 2020s we will all be deep in the digital age and the spaces and places we will require will be very very very different. It is therefore critical to not think ...

EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE: US SAFE HARBOR SCHEME NOT SO SAFE

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

The European Court of Justice declared on Oct. 6 that the EU Commission’s U.S. Safe Harbor scheme is invalid. Large-scale information gathering programs in the U.S. surfaced by Edward Snowden gave rise to the Court’s concerns whether the requirements of EU law are observed when personal data is transferred to “undertakings” in the U.S. The ...

Law Firm Leaders Forum 2015 — Bob Woodward on Leadership: Presidents, CEOs and the Larger Lessons

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

After a busy morning of sessions at Law Firm Leaders Forum, Bob Woodward, associate editor, The Washington Post, delivered the keynote address to the assembled attendees. Woodward began with advice his father, himself a lawyer, gave Woodward in his youth. “The lawyers are the key to everything. Lawyers say profound things, unless you listen closely.” ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 2

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

Click here for part one of this post. What will work look like in 2025? Predicting the future is a risky business, so it’s something we lawyers ought to feel comfortable with – risk. We know all about risk, right? But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other factors create change, ...

The end of the office as we know it, part 1

Friday 2nd Oct 2015

In previous articles for The Global Legal Post I have shared with you my insights about re-invention and why it is imperative for lawyers to embrace the requirement to become SocialHuman in order to future-proof their livelihoods from the ‘rise of the machine’. After all, the time may be approaching when we  witness the end ...

The Road to the Automotive Future

Tuesday 29th Sep 2015

The 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show concluded over the weekend.  The world’s largest auto show was a glittering showcase of automobiles of the future — some of which will be hitting showrooms soon, and some that are so futuristic that they may never see reality. The future of automobiles is facing an increasingly complex legal, regulatory, ...

No Easy Exit for Volkswagen

Thursday 24th Sep 2015

I remember the adverts for vehicles running “clean diesel.” My first reaction was “Whaaat?” My second reaction was, “Seriously?” I guess the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should have done a double check on the emissions tests of Volkswagen 2009-2015 models powered by the German car maker’s 2.0-liter diesel engines. On Friday the EPA found “irregularities” ...

Forum Magazine: What 2015 looks like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries

Monday 14th Sep 2015

What will 2015 look like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries? Law firms from around the region offer some answers. In this article in the latest Forum Magazine, we look at what 2015 holds in terms of legal and regulatory developments in some of Asia’s largest economies, as well as how ...

Robe Off! The Entrepreneur Lawyer interviews The Entrepreneur Advocate

Tuesday 25th Aug 2015

Barrister Sinead King of 36 Bedford Row talks to Chrissie Lightfoot about the skills required to operate as a barrister in today’s fast-moving business environment. It’s time for barristers to de-robe and get with the program, The Naked Lawyer author Chrissie Lightfoot maintains. But what does barrister Sinead King make of this new world and ...

Forum Magazine: The Yanks are coming! The Brits are coming!

Monday 24th Aug 2015

In November 2013, The American Lawyer® published a provocative article by its Chief European Correspondent Chris Johnson entitled “How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York.” In it, Johnson argued that, despite 25 years of work and huge investments, the leading UK law firms had failed to gain any significant share of the ...

Rise of the SocialHuman Barrister?

Tuesday 18th Aug 2015

In July in the Global Legal Post, I shared my vision, insights and opinion about why it is becoming increasingly necessary for all of us lawyers to become SocialHuman in order to future-proof our careers as cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and robots infiltrate the entire legal eco-system and make some of our roles obsolete. It ...

The rise of SocialHuman Lawyer – Part 2

Wednesday 5th Aug 2015

Whether you’re a sololawyer or a NewHuman lawyer in an international behemoth, to future-proof your career you will need to embrace the evolution and rise of SocialHuman Lawyer. The question you ought to be asking yourself with regard to future-proofing your livelihood, career and/or business, like the David’s (some of whom I will share with ...

Canadian Lawyer names Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession

Wednesday 5th Aug 2015

Canadian Lawyer  has named the Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession. The list, which is in its seventh year and is among the publications’ most-read features, honors select Canadians in one of five categories: Government/Associations/Non-Profit, Changemakers, Criminal and Human Rights Law, The World Stage and Corporate/Commercial Law. Honorees ...

The rise of the SocialHuman Lawyer

Friday 31st Jul 2015

Whether you’re a sololawyer or a NewHuman lawyer in an international behemoth, to future-proof your career you will need to embrace the evolution and rise of SocialHuman Lawyer… For those of you familiar with my futuristic work it will come as no surprise to you that it is only now, in mid 2015, due to ...

Sharon Sayles Belton and Mahesh Rengaswamy discuss global access to justice

Thursday 9th Jul 2015

Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions and its lead solution, C-Track, has changed the way courts and their justice partners access the justice system, but how can this offering impact courts on a global scale? Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president, Government Affairs and Community Relations at Thomson Reuters, spoke with Mahesh Rengaswamy, senior director, Global Justice ...

A new stage of emerging patent rights in China

Friday 26th Jun 2015

China intellectual property rights have undergone significant reform in recent years. But is it enough? What more needs to be done? Elizabeth Chien-Hale, who has spent extensive time working with businesses in both the US and China, explores these issues in this blog post and accompanying podcast. Last year, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress ...

Volume of ‘Right to a Fair Trial’ cases show Magna Carta still relevant in Europe today

Thursday 18th Jun 2015

The “right to a fair trial” is still being regularly litigated over in the UK and across Europe 800 years after it was enshrined in Magna Carta. Research from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters shows that in the last decade, the European Court of Human Rights has made 19 rulings against the UK and ...

From Russia (and Asia) with love: Cyber warfare and the growth of state-sponsored hacking

Monday 15th Jun 2015

The scope of the threats to law firm data is global. In this panel discussion at the 5th Annual Law Firm CFO/CIO/COO Forum: Data Privacy, Security & the Globalized Law Firm, a country-by-country breakdown of dangers were discussed while the audience absorbed the magnitude of the panelists’ concerns. Eben Kaplan, senior consultant, Control Risks; Josh Goldfarb, ...

Podcast: Taxing online content

Wednesday 10th Jun 2015

Increasingly, people are dropping their cable providers and opting instead for streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as new standalone services like HBO Go. But even these services would see dwindling subscribers, as value-added taxes have taken effect based on location. Jason Roberts, attorney and legal analyst with the Tax & ...

How do you see the world? A new video from Thomson Reuters

Monday 8th Jun 2015

In the last year, Thomson Reuters has taken a unified view of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion with the belief that we have a fundamental responsibility to do business in a way that protects, respects and benefits our customers, employees, communities and the environment. At the core of this belief lies the notion that our business enables ...

Thomson Reuters Accelus releases new white paper on confronting global bribery and corruption

Thursday 4th Jun 2015

For years, Thomson Reuters has been a thought leader on the state of global crime, particularly as it relates to digital currency and money laundering and the intersection of technology and human trafficking and exploitation of children. Now, Thomson Reuters Accelus takes a fresh look at this topic with its new white paper, International Anti-Corruption ...

Legal Debate Series on European Court of Human Rights

Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

An audience of senior lawyers from law firms, chambers, and inhouse legal departments voted definitively against the motion that ‘the European Court of Human Rights is Undermining Democracy’ at the third debate in the Thomson Reuters Legal Debate Series last Thursday evening. With human rights and the ECHR at the forefront of national attention in ...

Pro Bono industry is global and thriving – 2015 TrustLaw Index

Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has launched the second annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, an annual survey that captures and analyzes global pro bono trends across the legal industry, revealing fascinating insights into the scale and potential growth of the sector. This year’s Index showed that law firms are increasingly devoting extraordinary resources to support ...

Thomson Reuters employees support free legal advice and celebrate Magna Carta

Monday 1st Jun 2015

Employees from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters recently joined forces with more than 8,000 lawyers, including more than 100 judges and magistrates, to support the London Legal Walk, a 10km walk to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust (LLST), an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London and the ...

Thomson Reuters releases greenhouse gas emissions data on global energy providers

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Thomson Reuters today released new research revealing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data from 32 global energy companies, a key subset of the world’s largest publically traded businesses. The Global 500 Greenhouse Gas Report: The Fossil Fuel Energy Sector, written in collaboration with global sustainability consultancy BSD Consulting, is the second in a series of GHG reports ...

New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure is approved by President Dilma Roussef

Monday 4th May 2015

This post was written by Marisa Harms, editorial director of editorial label Revista dos Tribunais, Thomson Reuters. The full article can be found in Portuguese below the English version. After six years pending in Congress, on March 16, 2015, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff approved a new Code of Civil Procedure (Código de Processo Civil, CPC), ...

Hague Domestic Violence Project supported by Thomson Reuters

Thursday 23rd Apr 2015

Imagine this: A child is abducted by their own parent to another country. The left-behind parent is enraged, scared and confused. That parent contacts the local authorities to help retrieve the child. INTERPOL alerts are raised, news agencies pick up the story and the general public cries out for justice under the Hague Convention: the return ...

Legal Debate Series: Corporate death penalty would stop companies from breaking the law

Wednesday 22nd Apr 2015

Leading minds in the world of law gathered at Thomson Reuters offices in Canary Wharf on Thursday, April 16 to hear a lively debate on the highly contentious issue of corporate wrongdoing – and who should pay. The event, moderated by Axel Threlfall, editor at large for Reuters, was the second in the Thomson Reuters ...

Pro bono work from Linklaters and Thomson Reuters ushers in new era in Liberian law

Tuesday 21st Apr 2015

Thomson Reuters, in partnership with global law firm Linklaters LLP, recently completed a pro bono project for Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB), a not-for-profit organization with centers in the US, UK, and Kenya, that supports global justice sector capacity building through training, observation, technical support, and access to justice initiatives. LWOB fulfills its mission, in part, ...

Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion 2014 Report now available

Monday 20th Apr 2015

This post was written by Rachel Moseley, Corporate Responsibility program manager at Thomson Reuters I remember when I passed my driving test. I was thrilled, and so was my driving instructor (no more nail biting lessons), my parents (no more taxi-service), and my friends (a new taxi-service). Sharing the news with each of them was ...

Thomson Reuters and the value of unified Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion

Tuesday 7th Apr 2015

Patsy Doerr, global head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters, sat down for a discussion with Tim Nixon, director of Sustainability at Thomson Reuters, to talk about the value of a unified corporate responsibility and diversity inclusion function and its value to Thomson Reuters global enterprise. Watch the short video below.

Thomson Reuters launches Westlaw Asia

Wednesday 1st Apr 2015

Thomson Reuters recently launched Westlaw Asia, a legal research platform delivering resources such as cases, legislation, law journals, and legal commentary to legal professionals. This is especially timely with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration expected by the end of 2015. Businesses and legal practitioners in ASEAN will have a greater need to access laws, regulations, and judicial ...

Charlotte Rushton and Jessica Turner land on “100 Women to Watch” list

Monday 30th Mar 2015

The Female Financial Times and London Stock Exchange (FTSE) Board in the UK recently released its sixth edition of the “100 Women to Watch” list, naming Charlotte Rushton, managing director, U.S. Large Law Firms, and Jessica Turner, global head, Government & Academia, both at Thomson Reuters, as women to watch in 2015.  The FTSE is ...

Podcast: Integrated Corporate Reporting

Thursday 26th Mar 2015

Robert G. Eccles is a professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School.  He is one of the world’s leading experts on a global movement for companies to include new, value-related information in their regular reporting to regulators, investors and stakeholders. Prof. Eccles has written two books on the subject, One Report: Integrated Reporting for ...

Thomson Reuters Elite holds successful VANTAGE 2015 Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Wednesday 25th Mar 2015

The Legal business of Thomson Reuters had another very successful conference at VANTAGE Melbourne. This year’s conference, held March 3–4, was the largest Asia Pacific Regional Conference yet, with a record-breaking attendance of more than 150 attendees and 11 Global Strategic Alliances firms participating. The conference was held at The Langham Melbourne with panoramic city ...

Podcast: Global tracking cybersecurity with Pauline Reich

Tuesday 24th Mar 2015

At Legaltech New York this year, we caught up with Pauline Reich, JD, and professor at Waseda University School of Law in Tokyo, Japan, where she teaches cybercrime, cybersecurity, data privacy and data protection, and Internet-based legal research. In this capacity and also as the director of the Asia-Pacific Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Internet Security Research ...

Thomson Reuters Exchange Magazine: Sustainable Business issue now available

Monday 23rd Mar 2015

Understanding and evaluating a company’s sustainable business practices are at the core of how analysts, investors, risk management professionals and others assess opportunities and risks around the world. In the first issue of Exchange magazine in 2015, we bring together a variety of perspectives to discuss the topic of sustainability and its impact on financial ...

Thomson Reuters named one of Ethisphere’s 2015 “World’s Most Ethical Companies”

Tuesday 17th Mar 2015

For the seventh consecutive year, Thomson Reuters has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Each year, the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center for research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, lists companies for ethical and principled business practices that positively influence an organization’s performance ...

Global Ethics Summit day two session: The board factor

Wednesday 11th Mar 2015

With the Global Ethics Summit winding down in New York, one of the event’s final sessions focused on board diversity. “There’s become a compelling case for board diversity,” Veta Richardson, president and CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel, noted. “Particularly as research has showed that more diverse boards outperform their global peers.” She then noted the ...

Global Ethics Summit day one session: The anti-corruption landscape

Tuesday 10th Mar 2015

Among the breakout sessions at the Global Ethics Summit was a panel discussion on compliance and the anti-corruption landscape. As Donna Dabney, executive director, Governance Center of The Conference Board, noted, in the 80s and 90s there were incentives for corporations to not have a compliance function for fear that they would have to report ...

Global Ethics Summit day one keynote: The CEO conversation

Tuesday 10th Mar 2015

The seventh annual Global Ethics Summit kicked off this morning in New York with a keynote conversation involving a diverse set of CEOs. Tom Pfeifer, senior vice president of sales for Thomson Reuters, moderated a panel discussion with James Roberts, president and CEO of Granite Construction; Andrea Illy, chairman and CEO of illycaffe’; and Rodney Martin, ...

The Ethsiphere Institute celebrates the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Tuesday 10th Mar 2015

To celebrate the ninth annual World’s Most Ethical Companies list, the Ethisphere Institute hosted the World’s Most Ethical Companies Gala in New York last night. More than 520 representatives from this year’s honorees — including Thomson Reuters — joined dignitaries at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan for this year’s event. Gala attendees also were treated to ...

Substantial growth, global expansion for Serengeti

Monday 9th Mar 2015

Continuing to solidify itself as the market leader, Serengeti Tracker closed 2014 with more than 800 client companies on its roster. This marked an increase in its client’s base of more than 240 percent over the last four years while maintaining a 99 percent retention rate. Serengeti Tracker is the legal profession’s most widely used and ...

A preview of the Global Ethics Summit with Dr. Jack London of CACI

Wednesday 4th Mar 2015

On March 10-11, CEOs, board chairs, compliance and risk management leadership, and more will meet at the 7th Annual Global Ethics Summit, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and Ethisphere. Each year, the summit features compelling conversations on the ethical performance, behavior and reputation of organizations all over the world. Among the business leaders at this year’s ...

200 years of innovation

Monday 2nd Mar 2015

This post was written by Robert Mccorquodale, marketing executive in the Legal UKI business of Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters is the strategic partner to the Global Law Summit, held this week in London to mark 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta. The event celebrates the history of this important document and its impact ...

Predict the future: What will the courts be like in 20 years?

Thursday 26th Feb 2015

We tend to see a lot of future-gazing around the changing role of the law firm, but relatively little on the future of the court system itself – the fundamental common law institution that for hundreds of years has served as a bedrock of legal process and justice across the globe. So, we set ourselves ...

Do free citizens have the right to be forgotten?

Tuesday 24th Feb 2015

The Legal business of Thomson Reuters brought together some of the sharpest minds from the law, media and politics last week for its inaugural debate on “the right to be forgotten.” The debate, which took place on Feb. 17, 2015, was recorded in front of an audience of customers and partners, and was moderated by Reuters Axel ...

China’s legal system: 2014 reviews and predictions for 2015

Wednesday 18th Feb 2015

According to the Lunar Calendar, 2015’s Chinese Spring Festival is on February 19, ending the Year of Fire Horse and starting the Year of Wooden Sheep. At this transitional time, Legal Current invites Chang Wang and Nathan H. Madson to review the major legal events and developments in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over ...

Podcast: Sustainability and corporate collaboration

Wednesday 11th Feb 2015

Sustainability is an increasing priority for many companies, and incorporating more sustainable practices is encouraging collaboration across various industries to arrive at better, more cost-effective solutions. Tim Nixon, managing editor of sustainability at Thomson Reuters, talked with sustainability leaders at the world’s largest household and personal products company (Proctor & Gamble) and the nation’s second-largest car manufacturer ...

Shaping the future: Views from top Canadian general counsels

Monday 2nd Feb 2015

Canadian Lawyer InHouse has just published its third annual View feature for 2015 — an annual “look ahead” series of interviews in which they talk to leading Canadian corporate counsel about their current challenges and projects for the year. While two of this year’s in-house lawyers have increasingly global interests, the other two are squarely ...

Cuban coffee, rum or a flick of my cigar?

Tuesday 27th Jan 2015

This guest post was written by Joanne Ludovici, partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. The easing of restrictions by the Obama administration has opened the door, albeit slightly, for businesses in both the U.S. and Cuba to resume marketing and selling their branded products and services across the waters. Now ...

Podcast: European patent reform

Wednesday 21st Jan 2015

The IP market has traditionally centered on the United States. It remains a key jurisdiction, but change is in the air. With the forthcoming unitary patent system, the European Union may be about to become the epicenter of global patent litigation. The new court will mark a seismic shift in global patent litigation. Assuming all ...

Legal Feeds named top legal news blog in Canada

Thursday 8th Jan 2015

The 9th annual Clawbies were announced on Dec. 31, 2014, and Legal Feeds, the daily news blog of Canadian Lawyer and Law Times, was named the top legal news blog in Canada. Legal Feeds has either been a winner or runner up in the news category since it was launched in Dec. 2010. Gail Cohen, editor-in-chief of the ...

Inside China’s Legal System: A new legal treatise on Chinese law

Wednesday 7th Jan 2015

Thomson Reuters recently received international acknowledgement for a legal treatise on Chinese law authored by two employees. The 350-page volume — Inside China’s Legal System — is a comprehensive overview of the Chinese legal system. The book is co-authored by Chang Wang, chief research and academic officer, and Nathan Madson, who previously worked for Findlaw ...

“Closed condominiums” in the face of constitutional division of powers in Brazil

Friday 2nd Jan 2015

This article was written by guest author Victor Carvalho Pinto*. This is part of a series of opinion articles that were originally published in Última Instância in Brazil. The original Portuguese version can be found below.    Urban expansion through horizontal condominiums, composed of private lots for private use and common areas reserved for shared use among the ...

Thomson Reuters releases new report on Global 500’s greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday 23rd Dec 2014

This post was written by Patsy Doerr, global head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters During the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, there was a renewed urgency by nations to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide to reduce the impact of climate change. A new report – Global 500 ...

The combat of epidemics and “homogeneous individual rights” in Brazil

Monday 22nd Dec 2014

This article was written by guest author Gustavo Osna, member of the Nucleus of Civil Procedural Comparative Law (UFPR), attorney, and professor of graduate and specialized courses at Federal University of Paraná State in Brazil. This is part of a series of opinion articles that were originally published in Última Instância in Brazil. The original Portuguese version can be ...

A year of giving – supporting Africa

Thursday 18th Dec 2014

This post was written by Alicia Beilings, head of marketing for Thomson Reuters in Africa Thomson Reuters has made a contribution on behalf of all of our customers and partners to the Books For Africa Foundation. Through this donation, approximately 4,000 books will be purchased and distributed to African children who are eager to learn. Books ...

Thomson Reuters earns top honor for ProView eReader platform at British Legal Awards

Wednesday 17th Dec 2014

Thomson Reuters was named ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards. Hosted by Legal Week in association with The City of London Law Society, the awards celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession. Thomson Reuters was selected for the impact its innovative ProView eReader platform is having on the courts and ...

Podcast: The Equality Effect & justice for young girls in Africa

Thursday 11th Dec 2014

The Equality Effect is a non-profit charity that uses international human rights law as a crowbar to pry open justice for women and girls around the world. Drawing on a team of feisty international lawyers, the equality effect supports its regional legal partners by initiating creative legal advocacy projects to achieve systemic change. In Kenya, ...

Big banks make up a third of all FTSE 100 litigation in the UK

Tuesday 9th Dec 2014

Banks continued to make up by the far the largest share of all UK High Court cases involving FTSE 100 companies in the year to June 2014, according to research by Thomson Reuters. Data from Thomson Reuters Lawtel service shows that of the 178 cases involving FTSE 100 companies that made it to the High ...

The criminalization of homophobia in Brazil

Tuesday 9th Dec 2014

This article was written by guest author Maria Berenice Dias, attorney; president of the Commission of Sexual Diversity of the Federal Counsel of the OAB [Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar Association)]; national vice-president of the IBDFAM [Instituto Brasileiro de Direito de Família (Brazilian Institute of Family Law)]; and author of several works under the ...

Criminal Law Review 60th Anniversary celebrations

Friday 5th Dec 2014

This post was written by Joe Mosby, publishing editor, UK&I Legal, Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters celebrated the 60th anniversary of Criminal Law Review with a drinks reception at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on Tuesday. The event followed the Criminal Law Review conference, which was hosted by the editor, Professor David Ormerod QC. The ...

The vulnerability of LGBTI persons in Brazil

Tuesday 2nd Dec 2014

This article was written by guest author Maria Berenice Dias, attorney; president of the Commission of Sexual Diversity of the Federal Counsel of the OAB [Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar Association)]; national vice-president of the IBDFAM [Instituto Brasileiro de Direito de Família (Brazilian Institute of Family Law)]; and author of several works under the ...

First Chinese-language book about Minnesota published by Thomson Reuters

Tuesday 25th Nov 2014

New Tales of the Twin Cities: The History, Law, and Culture of Minnesota, the first Chinese-language book about Minnesota, was just published by Thomson Reuters. The book was authored by Chang Wang, chief research and academic officer at Thomson Reuters and an attorney. Wang is a native of Beijing, a graduate of the University of ...

Dan Toombs: Make your legal mark online

Tuesday 18th Nov 2014

Thomson Reuters Insights recently conducted an interview with Australian expert lawyer and law firm marketer, Dan Toombs. In the interview, he discusses the four Ps all law firms, large or small, should be focusing on to ensure they have a strong online presence for ongoing business development. The interview was completed after Toombs’ recent discussion on ...

Sweet and Maxwell donate textbooks to Books for Africa charity

Monday 17th Nov 2014

Sweet and Maxwell recently donated approximately 650 books to the Books for Africa charity, with which Thomson Reuters has held a longstanding partnership. The textbooks donated by Sweet and Maxwell include leading titles such as Archbold, McGregor on Damages, White Book and a number of Nutshells and City and Finance Practitioner’s Guide titles. The Books ...

Thomson Reuters steps up international expansion plans for Serengeti Tracker

Wednesday 12th Nov 2014

Thomson Reuters has stepped up its plans for the international expansion of Serengeti Tracker with the introduction of servers at its state-of-the-art data centre facility in the UK. The investment in the UK facility provides a comprehensive hosting service for Serengeti’s customers around the world and underscores the company’s commitment to the corporate legal sector. ...

Special report: City of London law firms embracing innovation

Tuesday 11th Nov 2014

A new report released today by Legal Futures in association with Thomson Reuters, examines the changing face of law firms in the City of London. It demonstrates how far City law firms have moved in a relatively short period of time, mainly (but not exclusively) in response to the recession and the demands of their clients. ...

Know-How for Canadian law firms and corporations: Practical Law Canada announced

Monday 10th Nov 2014

Today Thomson Reuters launched Practical Law Canada, providing legal know-how for Canadian law firms and corporate law departments on transactional law and practice in the areas of Corporate M&A, Capital Markets and Securities.  “Since 1990, lawyers in the UK, and since 2009 lawyers in the US have been relying on Practical Law to provide them ...

Magna Carta 800th anniversary events kick off in DC

Monday 10th Nov 2014

This post was written by Tom Leighton, vice president of Legal Editorial Operations at Thomson Reuters Washington DC was in the spotlight this past week as political, legal and academic leaders came together to kick off a year of Magna Carta celebrations. I was in the city with my colleagues John Shaughnessy and Gretchen DeSutter ...

Podcast: Justice Randy Holland on the significance of Magna Carta

Friday 7th Nov 2014

In the podcast linked below, Justice Randy Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court, and editor of Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor, discusses the significance of Magna Carta as it marks its 800th anniversary, and the new Muse and Mentor book available in print and in e-book form, from Thomson Reuters. [Audio clip: view full post ...

Magna Carta: Muse & Mentor exhibit opens today

Thursday 6th Nov 2014

Today at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., “Magna Carta: Muse & Mentor” opened to a large gathering. The opening ceremony was hosted by David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress, with his most distinguished guests and speakers Her Highness The Princess Royal and James Billington, the Librarian of Congress. Remarks were also shared from the most ...

Thomson Reuters and Library of Congress honor Magna Carta anniversary in new book

Thursday 6th Nov 2014

Today I had the privilege of looking at Magna Carta. It was amazing to be just inches of glass away from the seed of the rule of law globally. While I was excited, the gentleman to my right said he had driven 3,000 miles to see Magna Carta, and a 10-year-old boy standing to my ...

Thomson Reuters Insight releases new white paper on legal cost management in Australia

Wednesday 29th Oct 2014

The cost of legal services, and the industry’s shift from the “billable-hour” pricing model to a fixed fee pricing structure, is currently a hot topic of conversation in the legal industry. So, just in time, Thomson Reuters Insight has released its latest white paper on legal cost management. Written by Roger Quick, author of Quick on ...

Thomson Reuters enduring partnership with the University of Minnesota

Thursday 23rd Oct 2014

In the past few decades, Thomson Reuters has built a mutually beneficial and fruitful partnership with the University of Minnesota, both strategically and tactically. The University of Minnesota Law School is one of the best law schools in the nation and one of Thomson Reuters key customers of print and online Legal products. The Law ...

Advancing legal services within the community

Friday 17th Oct 2014

When I tell people where I work, they mostly associate the legal business of Thomson Reuters with West Publishing or Westlaw. But what most people don’t know about us is all the great work we do in advancing legal services within the community. For example, did you know that over the past six years, Thomson Reuters ...

Tim Nixon on sustainability in the supply chain

Tuesday 14th Oct 2014

Sustainability is an increasingly important issue in today’s global supply chains. Supply chains have an enormous impact on employees, on the environment, and the communities where factories and suppliers are located. Thomson Reuters is hosting an event in New York bringing together business leaders, law firms and United Nations officials to examine best practices in corporate ...

How the Métis confront the challenges of the Canadian legal system

Tuesday 14th Oct 2014

This post was written by Chris Coppin, legal director for the Conference of Western Attorneys General Canadian Lawyer recently named Jason Madden to its list of Top 25 Influential Figures in Canadian Law for his work on behalf of the Métis (May-Tee) people. The Métis are a distinct cultural group of native peoples who are ...

Chang Wang to receive 100 Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award from U of M next week

Thursday 9th Oct 2014

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first group of Chinese students who enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1914. To celebrate the long and sustainable engagement between the University and China, they select and recognize 100 Chinese alumni from 1914 to 2014. Thomson Reuters Chief Research and Academic Officer Chang Wang will ...

Thomson Reuters Maria Diaz featured in Hispanic Executive magazine

Wednesday 8th Oct 2014

Hispanic Executive magazine recently published an article on Maria Diaz, senior vice president and associate general counsel at Thomson Reuters. Diaz supports the Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk business including sales, commercial operations, strategic alliances, acquisitions, integrations and business compliance. Her story is an inspiring one. Diaz immigrated to the United States from Spain at the ...

Rob Thomas on his recent presentation at the UK Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum

Tuesday 7th Oct 2014

This post was written by Rob Thomas, vice president, Market Development Group, Corporate Legal segment at Thomson Reuters The recent Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum in Surrey provided a look into the latest developments in the in-house profession, from the evolving role of the general counsel, to pressures on law departments to operate more efficiently, ...

Australasian Lawyer: Firms failing to review client satisfaction

Thursday 2nd Oct 2014

This article was originally published in the Sept. 19, 2014 issue of Australasian Lawyer Thomson Reuters research has revealed some emerging concerns in the Australian legal market, including that 30 percent of the participants had never reviewed client satisfaction. The study questioned 132 senior fee-earning legal practitioners among medium to large firms across the country ...

Vantage EMEA: Taking law firms beyond efficiency, and revealing why Elite is ‘EPIC’

Monday 29th Sep 2014

At this year’s VANTAGE conference in London, Law firms from across the EMEA region were treated to an unmissable opportunity to connect and network with their peers in person and to learn how Elite is working to help them take their business forward. Kicking off the conference was the keynote speech delivered by Bill Burch, ...

Victoria Police adopts best-in-class legal research technologies to improve prosecution outcomes in Australia

Wednesday 24th Sep 2014

News from our friends in Australia this week: Victoria Police has adopted Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw AU and ProView services – delivered via tablet and desktop computer – to help its prosecuting officers better conduct legal research and determine strategies for effective presentation of cases. Noting the demands placed on prosecutors as a result of an ...

Analyzing the news on climate change

Tuesday 23rd Sep 2014

This post was written by John Duprey, technology architect at Thomson Reuters Introduced in time for this week’s UN Climate Summit 2014 and Climate Week NYC, Sustainability Analytics, a new tool from Thomson Reuters, captures and reports changes in interest levels and examines the appearance and impact of major climate-related events, discussions and campaigns across ...

Thomson Reuters and Obelisk Support team-up to help boost corporate legal departments

Tuesday 23rd Sep 2014

The Legal business of Thomson Reuters and Obelisk Support, the multilingual legal business built around communities of highly-skilled lawyers, recently announced an innovative collaboration to help corporate legal departments deliver greater value to their stakeholders. The collaboration comes at a time when corporate legal departments, faced with an increasing workload and the need to manage costs ...

Thomson Reuters Exchange Magazine focuses on innovation

Monday 22nd Sep 2014

The third issue of Thomson Reuters Exchange Magazine was recently released, tackling the theme of Innovation. Highlights from the issue include Thomson Reuters IP & Science business President Basil Moftah on ten areas of innovation that will change our world by 2025; Mona Vernon of our Data Innovation Lab and F&R Chief Technology Officer Philip Brittan on how ...

Serengeti hosts an evening with Richard Susskind

Monday 22nd Sep 2014

Serengeti, a Thomson Reuters business, is hosting an evening with Richard Susskind on Tuesday, Sept. 30. This exclusive free event for in-house counsel is to celebrate the expansion of the Serengeti business in the UK, and presents an unmissable opportunity to hear one of the legal industries most highly regarded thought-leaders speak. The event will be ...

Google “right to be forgotten” pushes privacy law into the mainstream

Wednesday 17th Sep 2014

As a result of privacy laws becoming more widespread, the number of reported privacy cases being fought in the UK courts has doubled in five years to 56 cases in the last year (year-end being May 31), up from 28 five years ago. Whilst the use of privacy law was once restricted to celebrities to prevent the ...

Highlights from the Thomson Reuters Sustainability blog

Friday 12th Sep 2014

Thomson Reuters is about bringing transparency, trust and insight around important information needed by professionals to work and engage in society. The sustainability space and the thinkers who are driving it are an important part of this larger network of information needed by our customers. Sustainability.ThomsonReuters.com provides regular insights on emerging threads in the global field of ...

First bilingual legal research book published in China, written by Thomson Reuters Chang Wang

Tuesday 9th Sep 2014

China University of Political Science and Law Press, a leading legal publisher in China, just published a bilingual (English and Chinese) legal research textbook based on West’s Analysis of American Law/Key Number System and WestlawNext. This 700-page textbook is the first bilingual textbook of legal research in American law. The author, Chang Wang, is the Chief ...

Celebrating in-house innovation

Monday 8th Sep 2014

Canadian Lawyer InHouse, a Thomson Reuters business, announced the winners of the first-annual Innovatio Awards, which recognizes the innovative work of legal departments among Canadian businesses and their legal service provider partners. This year’s honorees are: RBC – Law Department Management/Innovation of the Year TVO – Law Department Management Cisco Systems Inc. – Working with ...

The State’s responsibility and the Argentinean Legal Digest

Friday 5th Sep 2014

This article was written by guest author Luis F. P. Leiva Fernandez*. This is part of a series of opinion articles and the original Spanish version can be found below.  For six months every legal player must verify the survival of the regulations on which their activity is based, in order to present the observations foreseen ...

The first step to democratizing legal information

Tuesday 2nd Sep 2014

This article was written by guest author Ramon G. Brenna.* It originally appeared in the Argentinean Legal Digest and the original Spanish version can be found below.  We have the Argentinean Legal Digest. The National Congress has approved the law establishing it. After 15 years of hard work and studies, combined with persistance, determination, expertise, effort, the adequate ...

The Civil Rights Framework for the Internet in Brazil

Tuesday 26th Aug 2014

This article was written by guest authors Fabiano Del Masso, Juliana Abrusio and Marco Aurélio Florêncio Filho*. This is part of a series of opinion articles that originated in Brazil, so the original Portuguese version can be found below.  The Civil Rights Framework for the Internet in Brazil, dealt with by Law no. 12.965/2014, comes into force ...

Unleashing IT to Disrupt, Define and Differentiate Future Strategies: ILTA day three keynote

Wednesday 20th Aug 2014

No matter what size your firm is or its location, you must have a global mindset. Oh, and we will all be replaced by robots. Those were the key takeaways after the Wednesday morning keynote at ILTA 2014. Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research Limited presented “Unleashing IT to Disrupt, Define and Differentiate Future ...

“It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD cyber world” – ILTA 2014 day two keynote

Tuesday 19th Aug 2014

With day two of ILTA 2014 underway, technologist Rod Beckstrom offered a rousing keynote to start the day. In contrast to yesterday’s address by Peter Diamandis, Beckstrom leveraged his experience as former president and CEO of ICANN, founding director of the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center, and co-author of the best-selling book The Starfish and the ...

Canadian Lawyer names Top 25 Most Influential figures in justice and legal profession

Monday 4th Aug 2014

Canadian Lawyer, a Thomson Reuters business, has named the Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession. The list, now in its sixth year, honors select Canadians in one of five categories: Changemakers, Government/Non-Profit/Associations, Criminal Law/Human Rights, Corporate/Commercial, and The World Stage. This year’s honorees are: Changemakers Top Vote Recipient ...

Super Lawyers launches UK website

Monday 4th Aug 2014

Super Lawyers has launched its UK website, superlawyers.co.uk. Like its sister site in the US, Super Lawyers UK is an attorney, or rather solicitor-rating service that recognizes London-based solicitors who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers began recognizing solicitors in 2013. London Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are named across more than ...

Alison Frankel interviews Bryan Garner on Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th edition

Wednesday 30th Jul 2014

Reuters News Editor Alison Frankel recently sat down with Bryan Garner, editor of Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th Edition. In this 30 minute interview, they discuss Garner’s process when it comes to editing the Dictionary, his love of words, and much more. Frankel updates her On the Case blog multiple times throughout the day on WestlawNext Practitioner Insights. ...

Future-proofing your law firm

Tuesday 22nd Jul 2014

This article was written by James Boocock, general manager of Legal Solutions and future market trend specialist at Thomson Reuters in Australia. The article was originally published in the June edition of the Law Society Journal of New South Wales. For the legal practitioner, anticipating changes in the legal industry is crucial if you are to stay ...

Sustainability at Thomson Reuters – highlighted at AALL

Tuesday 15th Jul 2014

As a large business with operations across the world, Thomson Reuters is committed to responsible and sustainable business practices as demonstrated through our daily decisions, our work in local communities and also through the products we offer. And at the annual AALL conference this week, we will be highlighting these business practices. Last year, Thomson Reuters ...

Patsy Doerr in the Business Reporter: Building a diverse, inclusive workplace where female talent can thrive

Tuesday 1st Jul 2014

Patsy Doerr, global head of Diversity – Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility at Thomson Reuters, was recently featured in the Business Reporter, a publication from the UK’s Daily Telegraph. The article showcases gender dynamics at Thomson Reuters, and features Doerr as a female leader since her early days in high school. She now employs her ...

Thomson Reuters offers daily insights on new Sustainability blog

Monday 23rd Jun 2014

Sustainability.ThomsonReuters.com launched a blog this week, which will provide regular, nearly daily insights on emerging threads in the global field of Sustainability. Like the Thomson Reuters Sustainability website, the blog will be managed by Tim Nixon, who is returning to Eagan, Minn., after a four-year stint in Switzerland, and will now be focused exclusively on ...

Survey says…Technology trends in 2014 and beyond

Friday 13th Jun 2014

If the reports we’re reading are true, 2014 will be a year where we continue to march toward mobility and “smarter” smart devices, the cloud will be everywhere in our professional and personal lives, and the PC will truly become passé. Of course, technologies rarely materialize out of nowhere, so most of the major trends ...

Spotlight shines on Thomson Reuters-Books For Africa partnership

Monday 12th May 2014

Thomson Reuters longstanding partnership with Books For Africa (BFA) was in the spotlight in early May on a day that celebrated both the productive past and the potential that lies ahead for both organizations. Books for Africa honored Thomson Reuters with its Kilimanjaro Society Award of Merit at its annual awards breakfast on Wednesday, May ...

Thomson Reuters to deploy case management and electronic filing solution to Royal Courts of Justice

Tuesday 6th May 2014

Thomson Reuters announced this morning that its case management and electronic filing solution, C-Track, will be deployed across the jurisdictions within the Rolls building in London, England, part of the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ). Thomson Reuters won the contract to deliver a new system following an extensive procurement exercise by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals ...

Thomson Reuters legal business at the London Book Fair

Tuesday 29th Apr 2014

This post was written by Chris Hendry, head of advanced media for the UK Legal business at Thomson Reuters The London Book Fair, now in its 43rd year, welcomes more than 25,000 visitors and exhibitors from 114 countries to Earls Court each year. It bills itself as a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalize ...

Threats to profitability and opportunities for growth: A survey amongst the UK’s top 100 law firms

Thursday 24th Apr 2014

What do finance directors view as the most significant threats to commercial law firms’ profitability in the year ahead, and conversely, what are the key areas of growth? Thomson Reuters recently posed these questions, among others, to finance directors at some of the top 100 law firms in the UK in an annual survey. The ...

Thomson Reuters launches third edition of O. P. Malhotra’s “The Law and Practice of Arbitration and Conciliation”

Thursday 10th Apr 2014

Early this week, Thomson Reuters released the third edition of O. P. Malhotra’s “The Law and Practice of Arbitration and Conciliation” written by Indu Malhotra, senior advocate for the Supreme Court of India. The book launch was officiated by the Honorable Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, in presence of the Honorable Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief ...

Thomson Reuters and U.N. Environment Programme to collaborate on Executive Perspectives on Sustainability

Thursday 10th Apr 2014

Thomson Reuters and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have announced collaboration on Executive Perspectives on Sustainability – an award-winning website that hosts global conversations among world leaders and offers unique insights on sustainability-related issues. Pulling in key voices from politics, non-governmental organizations and corporations, Executive Perspectives explores issues and questions with significant environmental impact, ...

Digital Economy Task Force goes to the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference

Wednesday 9th Apr 2014

This week, the United States Naval Academy hosts the 54th Annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC). The focus of this year’s event is “Human Security in the Information Age” – a topic ideally-suited for Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) to present findings of the Digital Economy Task ...

Patrick Hurley reflects on LawTech Futures 2014 in London

Monday 7th Apr 2014

In this guest post, Patrick Hurley, vice president of Global Implementation at Thomson Reuters Elite, reflects on his recent presentation at the LawTech Futures 2014 conference in London, England. LawTech Futures grows bigger, more varied, more interesting and more inspirational every year I attend…and this year was no exception. Despite arriving in the UK that morning from ...

The Pre-Salt auction and contracts

Wednesday 2nd Apr 2014

This article was written by guest author Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira.* This is part of a series of opinion articles that originated in Brazil, so the original Portuguese version can be found below.  The auction of the First Pre-Salt Round (area from the Libra block) which occurred on October 21, 2013, sparked discussion about the exploration model ...

On the Bill for a new Civil Proceedings Code

Thursday 27th Mar 2014

This article was written by guest author Teresa Arruda Alvim Wambier.* This is part of a series of opinion articles that originated in Brazil, so the original Portuguese version can be found below.  Three observations are necessary before starting to properly address the Bill for a new Civil Proceedings Code (CPC) [1]. The first of these is ...

Tim Nixon moderates panel on transparency and compliance at Global Ethics Summit

Tuesday 25th Mar 2014

In the world today, transparency continues to be of utmost importance for businesses. Tim Nixon, managing editor for sustainability.thomsonreuters.com, moderated a panel at the Global Ethics Summit last week that discussed transparency of global supply chains and third party compliance. The panelists included: Kim McMath, chief ethics and compliance officer, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; Mark J. Ohringer, ...

Tim Erblich of the Ethisphere Institute on the Global Ethics Summit

Tuesday 25th Mar 2014

The Ethisphere Institute and Thomson Reuters hosted the eighth annual Global Ethics Summit in New York on March 20-21, 2014. The event brought corporate executives, compliance officers and legal professionals together to discuss the importance and impact ethical behavior has on a business’ success and responsibilities as a global citizen. Tim Erblich, chief executive officer ...

Transparency, tone from the top highlighted at Global Ethics Summit

Monday 24th Mar 2014

The sixth annual Global Ethics Summit took place March 20-21, 2014, in New York and was hosted by the Ethisphere Institute and Thomson Reuters. The event featured keynote and panel discussions engaging debate among executives, compliance officers, legal professionals and more, offering insight into business operations in the current global environment focusing on governance, anti-corruption, ...

Pizzolato may never return to Brazil to complete sentence

Friday 21st Mar 2014

This article was written by guest author Valério de Oliveira Mazzuoli.* This is the first in a series of opinion articles that originated in Brazil, so the original Portuguese version can be found below.  The flight by Henrique Pizzolato to Italy is generating speculation from all quarters, especially those who don’t have in-depth knowledge of the rules that ...

Global Rule of Law panel sponsored by Thomson Reuters, held in Mpls last week

Wednesday 12th Mar 2014

On Friday, March 7, Thomson Reuters sponsored of a panel discussion on the global rule of law as part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2014 “Law and Business Day.” Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Community Relations and Government Affairs at Thomson Reuters, moderated the panel. Participants on the panel were Professor Jothie Rajah, ...

Thomson Reuters and ICMEC outline key recommendations for the digital economy on Capitol Hill

Tuesday 11th Mar 2014

After the release of the Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) report, Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) took their next step recommendations on the future of the digital economy to representatives of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs last Wednesday. DETF co-chairs Steve Rubley, managing ...

U.S. tour brings Chilean Supreme Court President to Eagan, MN

Friday 7th Mar 2014

The youngest ever elected president of the Supreme Court of Chile, Sergio Manuel Muñoz Gajardo, recently braved the frigid Minnesota temperatures to visit the Thomson Reuters Eagan campus. The Honorable Judge Muñoz was on a U.S. tour, visiting a number of world-class organizations, and specifically requested a visit to Thomson Reuters. His motivation for visiting the U.S. ...

Thomson Reuters sponsors Global Rule of Law panel, part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Friday 28th Feb 2014

On Friday, March 7, Thomson Reuters will be the title sponsor of a panel discussion on the global rule of law as part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2014 “Law and Business Day.” Global rule of law is foundational for economic and social development in emerging countries. It is crucial in building the integrity ...

FTSE 100 companies’ legal liabilities jump by 12 percent in 2013

Friday 14th Feb 2014

Recent analysis by Thomson Reuters concludes that the legal liabilities reported by FTSE 100 companies climbed 12 percent in 2013 to £24.6bn ($42bn) up from £22.1bn ($37bn) in the previous year. This increase has been driven by a sharp jump in legal provisions in the banking industry, with legal costs for banks rising by 44 percent ...

New version of Thomson Reuters ProView eReader platform

Monday 3rd Feb 2014

Improved annotation, PDF and library functions are just part of the latest version of Thomson Reuters ProView eReader platform. Version 1.8 of ProView adds labeling and searching of annotations; the ability to create, print and email PDFs of eBook sections; and the ability to sort libraries by topic. ProView is available for iPad and Android ...

Thomson Reuters speaks at DC event: “Cryptocurrencies: the new coin of the realm?”

Tuesday 28th Jan 2014

With the growing demand for digital (or crypto) currencies since its inception in 2009 with Bitcoin and the recent takedown by government authorities of the illicit online site, SilkRoad, a group of esteemed experts will discuss this intriguing topic at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC on February 11, 2014. One of the presenters ...

Highlighting Open Innovation work at Thomson Reuters

Friday 17th Jan 2014

Innovation is alive and well across Thomson Reuters. Whether a concept for a new product, an improved process or technology platform, or a more effective sales approach, we tap into the intelligence of our 60,000 global employee network every day. In 2014, leaders at Thomson Reuters are looking into ways to more quickly and easily surface ...

Defamation cases against media groups in the UK halve in five years

Monday 11th Nov 2013

Interesting news out of the United Kingdom this week: The number of reported defamation court cases against media companies in the UK has reached its lowest point in five years, falling from 48 in 2008-2009 to just 20 in 2012-2013,* according to research by the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. In addition, there were a total ...

Extradition requests from the US almost double in a year

Monday 28th Oct 2013

There has been an almost doubling in the number of arrests in the United Kingdom of individuals for extradition to the United States over the last 12 months, says Sweet & Maxwell, the legal information provider and part of Thomson Reuters. According to data provided to Sweet & Maxwell by the UK’s Home Office, 22 ...

Winning a ten year trademark battle in China

Tuesday 24th Sep 2013

Getting Westlaw registered as a trademark in China has been a Herculean task spanning ten years. Ryan Sheppard, vice president of Trademark Assets for Thomson Reuters, recently talked to Donna La Vardera, trademark manager for Legal at Thomson Reuters, about her dogged pursuit of the mark which was finally granted this year. Donna, why is ...

Podcast: How law firms can help clients prevent cyber-espionage

Monday 25th Feb 2013

Recent news reports have called attention to the risks of American businesses and government agencies being hacked by Chinese agents. And a new classified National Intelligence Estimate reportedly lists several other nations, including France and Israel, as sources of cyber-espionage against US targets. Peter Toren, Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes expert with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley ...

Legal liabilities soar 22% for UK’s leading companies

Thursday 21st Feb 2013

The legal liabilities reported by UK-based companies listed on the FTSE 100 index jumped by 22% in 2012 to £22.1 billion, up from £18.2 billion in the previous year, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell business. The increase in legal liabilities has been driven by businesses facing far more aggressive fines ...

Thomson Reuters key author prepares expert report on China’s patent system

Tuesday 19th Feb 2013

This past year, Thomas T. Moga, author of Patent Practice and Policy in the Pacific Rim, prepared an expert report for the United States Chamber of Commerce entitled “China’s Utility Model Patent System: Innovation Driver or Deterrent.” The completed report was unveiled at the USCOC conference on “China’s Evolving Patent Environment: What It Means for ...

US and UK M&A activity up in Q2

Friday 27th Jul 2012

Global M&A activity remained slow in the second quarter, with deal volume sitting at its lowest levels in three years, according to the latest M&A Trends & Insight for Lawyers report from Thomson Reuters Business Law Advisor – M&A. U.S. and UK M&A activity, however, bucked the global trend, with volume up 14 percent and ...

Thomson Reuters identifies UK as a leader in dementia research

Tuesday 27th Mar 2012

IP & Science announced this week findings that the quality of dementia research in the UK is second in the world only to the US, despite the low number of scientists working in the field, and that finding a cure can be accelerated by increasing the number of researchers and investment, according to analysis done using ...

Thomson Reuters relaunches “The Brief” for Mideast legal professionals

Thursday 22nd Mar 2012

Thomson Reuters has relaunched The Brief, a monthly magazine and website designed to provide legal professionals with the hard-hitting news and analysis they need to better understand the trends and business developments in the Middle East’s legal sector. The Brief, a 40-50 page English language magazine acquired by Thomson Reuters last year, will feature key interviews ...

Westlaw AU launched for Australia

Wednesday 23rd Nov 2011

Westlaw AU, a new online legal research service for legal professionals in Australia has just launched. Westlaw AU offers content from case law and journals, legislation and commentary to precedents, encyclopaedia and news, as well as legal and tax information. Built upon Westlaw technology, Westlaw AU is developed specifically for Australian customers and is modeled after ...

Women in the Law & Judiciary event in Dubai underscores importance of women practitioners in UAE law

Wednesday 23rd Nov 2011

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and the region’s leading legal research experts, Thomson Reuters Westlaw Gulf, held the first “Women in the Law & Judiciary” panel discussion in the region this week. “Attracting and retaining women in the legal profession is a key challenge. This event offers an invaluable platform for some of the ...

Carswell launches Thomson Reuters ProView eReader

Friday 28th Oct 2011

Thomson Reuters ProViewTM, the new professional eReader application for the iPadTM is now available from Carswell.  Practitioner’s Income Tax Act 2011, 40th Editionand La Loi du Praticien – Loi de l’impôt sur le revenue, 24e édition, Canada’s most comprehensive tax reference guides, are the first titles available on Thomson Reuters ProView. ProView is the first professional-grade eReader application on the ...

Global M&A activity for law firms down, says Thomson Reuters GRC report

Monday 17th Oct 2011

Global merger and acquisition activity is off to a slower-than-usual start in the second half of 2011, but that does not necessarily mean less work for M&A lawyers. A new report from Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance says the volume of M&A deals fell 10 percent globally in the third quarter.  Most of the drop was ...

Thomson Reuters survey examines corporate preparedness for UK Bribery Act

Thursday 16th Jun 2011

One of the most comprehensive anti-bribery and corruption laws in the world takes effect next month.  A new survey by Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance says that while most UK firms are on track to meet the implementation deadline for the Bribery Act, many have not adequately prepared their most senior executives and board members for the challenges ...

Brazilian legal research goes online

Thursday 7th Apr 2011

Today, Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Revista dos Tribunais Online – Brazil’s first online legal research service. It is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind product that gives legal professionals a full view of Brazilian legal information and promises to dramatically increase productivity for legal professionals across the country, which is second only to the United States ...