BLP begins using ‘sharedo’ AI system

Feb 20, 2017 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has begun using a new ‘sharedo’ platform, which uses artificial intelligence to help manage cases and workflow. The firm has introduced sharedo to its Manchester office but plans to expand further in the future. BLP head of strategic client technology Bruce Braude said the platform will help the firm better serve its clients and provide additional value. Sharedo was developed by technology firm slicedbread, and works by gathering data from processes and transaction to improve workflow. Comments and more »

EY Law hires Junzaburo Kiuchi from Freshfields

Feb 16, 2017 Junzaburo Kiuchi has been hired to EY Law as the firm’s Japan managing partner. He joins from the Tokyo office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he has been a partner since 2007. Kiuchi specializes in…

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Weil to close Dubai location

Feb 16, 2017 Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that the firm will be closing its Dubai branch, which opened in 2009. The Dubai office is Weil’s only location in the Middle East, and the firm plans to move partner Joseph…

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CMS to roll out new Brainspace technology

Feb 13, 2017 CMS has decided to invest in Brainspace, a data visualisation and machine learning technology platform designed to save time and money for clients. The firm’s head of commercial, regulatory and disputes said the firm…

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Ashurst hires Linklaters Hong Kong partner

Feb 13, 2017 Ashurst has hired former Linklaters corporate partner PH Chik, who will work in Ashurst’s Hong Kong office. He specializes in Hong Kong corporate matters such as IPOs and secondary offerings, and has experience with…

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