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As uncertainty looms over Brexit, UK law firms consider their options

While Dan Peyton’s London office may avoid the stickier aspects of Brexit, other U.S.-based firms in the U.K. and U.K.-based firms operating in Europe are trying to figure out how to operate across the European Union and with European clients in a post-Brexit world.

Proposed EU regulation to modernize copyright laws generates controversy, heated opposition

The European Parliament is preparing to vote on a new copyright directive that will clamp down on online copyright infringement and harmonize laws across its 28 member states, according to proponents. But many think the directive will chill free speech.

Some workplace humor can backfire for women, study finds

Women who use humor in some work-related situations may be perceived as disruptive or distracting, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arizona and University of Colorado…

Burger King serves up ‘Big Mac’ trademark battle in European Union

“Big Mac-ish but Flame-Grilled of Course” is one of many new menu options at Burger King in Sweden less than a month after McDonald’s Corp. lost its rights to the…

Dutch TV personality and positivity guru loses court quest for age change

A 69-year-old Dutch TV personality and “positivity guru” has lost his initial legal battle to shave 20 years off his age.

Emile Ratelband had argued he feels much younger,…

Proving consent: Tech companies are creating apps to combat sexual assault

Software developers believe they can leverage technology to bolster and prove consent: uConsent is Gunner Technology’s app designed to enshrine consent between two people. Empowering Victims created consent app We-Consent and it is developing an assault reporting tool. The Callisto app helps victims document assault incidents.

Dutch TV personality asks court for an age change

Dutch TV personality Emile Ratelband says he feels much younger than age 69, and he wants his birth certificate to reflect that.

Ratelband, a life coach and “positivity guru,” has…

ABA president urges Poland to delay seating new Supreme Court judges to allow for EU court review

ABA President Bob Carlson is urging the Polish government to delay seating 27 new judges to the Supreme Court of Poland to allow for a European Court of Justice ruling…

Is PwC building the flexible law firm of the future?

Ari Kaplan: What’s changed in the legal industry that makes the use of flexible legal resources so important?

Marc Morant: The cost pressure within these legal departments globally is very high.

Judge rejects Harvey Weinstein’s dinner-and a-movie hypothetical, allows civil sex-trafficking suit

A federal judge in Manhattan has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a British actress who sued producer Harvey Weinstein for an alleged violation of the federal sex-trafficking law.

LegalZoom announces $500M secondary investment

LegalZoom, the legal services giant, has landed a $500 million secondary investment led by Francisco Partners and GPI Capital, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

Lawyers in Serbia strike after one who defended Milosevic is shot and killed

Updated: A weeklong lawyer strike is underway in Serbia after a lawyer who defended former president Slobodan Milosevic was shot and killed Saturday in the capital city of Belgrade.

The…

The small country making a big impact on blockchain adoption

Ian Gauci tells Ari Kaplan: “We are a small nation without any particular resources, save for the sun and the sea. Other than that, we have human capital, so we always try to create niches to prosper.”

EU punishes Google with record $5.1B antitrust fine for deals requiring preinstalled apps, services

The European Union has fined Google $5.1 billion for using its market dominance to encourage device makers to preinstall its apps and services on Android phones and tablets.

The antitrust…

Poland’s top judge defies law that lowers retirement age

Despite Polish legislation that requires a third of its Supreme Court justices to retire based on their ages, they showed up to work this week.

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