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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 ...