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Travers Smith launches free client force majeure app

Travers Smith LLP has launched an app to help clients quickly get to grips with their force majeure exposure in contracts in light of COVID-19.

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Wrapping technology around your business objectives: We speak to Brian Kuhn about his new role and strategy at Elevate

Elevate has made a number of senior hires lately but the one to watch has to be Brian Kuhn, who founded IBM Watson’s legal consulting practice and was brought in by Elevate on 9 January to lead its new digital strategy and solutions business unit. We speak to him about his plans.

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Comment: My 2020 vision for in-house legal teams? Time to start embracing data-driven decision making

“The availability of AI technology and the pressure on corporate legal departments to become more efficient is encouraging the adoption of data-driven decision making. By that I mean, using data from prior transactions or matters to inform strategic and tactical decisions about future matters,” says SYKE’s founder and CEO Alistair Maiden.

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Comment: How AI is transforming the legal landscape

Gottfried Leibniz, one of the ‘grandfathers of artificial intelligence’, was, amongst other things, a lawyer. And despite dying some 300 years ago, he was clear on the benefits that AI could bring to the legal industry, says ThoughtRiver’s CEO Tim Pullan.