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Factor and Allen & Overy join forces to take on LIBOR repapering

In its first integrated law firm partnership of this kind Factor (formerly Axiom Managed Solutions) is working alongside Allen & Overy to provide clients with a comprehensive, tech-led approach to LIBOR repapering.

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Repstor selected as default DMS for new transformation advisory venture Panoram

Repstor, a content services and Microsoft 365 matter management specialist, has today (28 April) announced a partnership with Panoram – a new digital transformation business led by former Neota executives Rick Seabrook and Greg Wildisen as well as former Epiq director Martin Bonney. It will see Panoram implement Repstor Custodian for Legal as its default document management system for corporate legal departments and law firms.

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NetDocuments welcomes former investment banker as new CFO

NetDocuments has hired former investment banking head Hugo Doetsch as its chief financial officer in a hire that appears likely to precede further acquisitions, as the document management and collaboration vendor eyes strategic growth and a focus on end-user productivity.

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Mishcon bans Zoom for client calls unless given express consent

UK law firm Mishcon de Reya has taken the decision not to use video conferencing app Zoom for client communications unless they receive express consent.

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To Zoom or not to Zoom, that really is the question

We speak to law firms, clients and security advisers in the most comprehensive piece of analysis around Zoom in the legal sector.

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Gartner Survey Reveals 42% of CFOs Have No Contingency Plans for Second Wave of COVID-19

A Gartner, Inc. survey of 99 CFOs and finance leaders taken April 14-19, 2020* revealed that 42% of CFOs are not incorporating a second wave outbreak of COVID-19 in the financial scenarios they are building for the remainder of 2020.

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COVID-19 mandated e-Hearings from an Australian context – insight into the new normal?

HFW looks at the Australian courts’ response to COVID-19 and asks
“will e-Hearings become the ‘new normal’ post COVID-19?”

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Litera LIVE! and Rocket Aid: Molly Bloom and ‘Cliff from Cheers’ add glamour to a week of online conferences

Well we’ve made it through another COVID-19 quarantined week and this week both Rocket Matter and Litera pulled off successful online conferences with the proceeds of both going to charity.

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Hogan Lovells launches digital Covid-19 solution and interactive map for financial institutions

Hogan Lovells has launched a digital Covid-19 solution to help their clients identify triggered clauses in their documentation, as it also launches a digital global map looking at comparative cross border issues.

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Legal IT Deals: Double win for ZERØ

In a double win for ZERØ, Florida’s largest law firm Cole, Scott & Kissane has signed up for its email management and time capture tool as has Montreal law firm Spiegel Sohmer.

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Morae Global and Prosperoware enter strategic enterprise privacy partnership

In a timely strategic partnership aimed at helping law firms and corporations to stay in control of their content across a growing number of systems including Microsoft Teams, Phoenix Business Solutions (now Morae Global Corporation) has partnered with Prosperoware to sell and support its CAM enterprise privacy management platform.

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“Hope is not a strategy”: ILTA to make eight redundant with a further five staff furloughed

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is to make eight members of staff redundant and furlough a further five members of staff in direct response to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the legal industry.

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Reimagining legal services post-COVID-19: Join our webinar with Mitchell Kowalski

Join us for your morning or afternoon coffee break on Thursday 23 April, when Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill will be speaking on a live webinar with acclaimed author, thought leader, legal operations advisor and general counsel Mitchell Kowalski.

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Legaltech AI projects being put on ice but startups proving to be “agile”

Complex legaltech startup projects involving AI or generally requiring access to data are in many cases being put on hold as law firms and corporate teams become cautious about their legal technology spend, with many downgrading funding on innovation to ‘discretionary’. But the startup market is proving to be agile and report that after a three-week complete dearth of communication, conversations are happening again.

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BT cuts panel from 40 to 15 with focus on “stronger and deeper” relationships

BT has cut its legal advisor panel down from over forty firms to just fifteen following a competitive procurement exercise. The new panel focus will on “stronger and deeper” relationships. Law firm culture also featured highly in the list of priorities. Here are the firms.

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eDiscovery Wins & Deals: Kane Russell selects Reveal

Dallas law practice Kane Russell Coleman Logan, PC has engaged Reveal as its preferred provider of eDiscovery services.

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Business continuity webinar: We talk post-COVID-19 leadership priorities with Litera’s CEO

On 17 April Legal IT Insider’s editor Caroline Hill hosted a live webinar with Litera’s CEO Avaneesh Marwaha, in a thought-provoking conversation looking at the shift among law firms to home working, including what has worked well, what has presented more of a challenge, and what the top priorities should be for leadership now. Here’s the link.

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Legal IT Win: Connor & Winters selects Elite 3E

U.S. law firm Conner & Winters will be transitioning from Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise to 3E, we can reveal. As part of the deal, the firm also will be adopting 3E Workspace and 3E Data Insights.

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Updated: Government unveils £500m Future Fund to help high growth companies hit by Coronavirus

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today announced a new £1.25bn coronavirus package to protect firms driving innovation in the UK. Included in the package is a £500m investment ‘Future Fund’ for high growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector.

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Janders Dean duo launch boutique legal management consultancy

A new boutique legal management consultancy formed by former Janders Dean directors Allister Spencer and Natalie Kuebler will formally launch today (20 April), focusing on legal services analysis and design, business transformation and new technology implementation.