Private law

QuisLex Earns Band 1 Ranking in Chambers and Partners’ NewLaw 2024 Guide

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

QuisLex again achieved Band 1 ranking this year for both Contract Lifecycle Management and Litigation Services of alternative legal service providers, now included in the newly branded NewLaw 2024 Guide.

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  • QuisLex again achieved Band 1 ranking this year for both Contract Lifecycle Management and Litigation Services of alternative legal service providers, now included in the newly branded NewLaw 2024 Guide.
  • Chambers and Partners remains a recognized world leader in research and analysis.
  • Chambers NewLaw 2024 is its new guide to legal tech, outsourcing and alternative legal service providers.
  • “These rankings have long been an industry gold standard, and we are proud to have achieved a Band 1 ranking again, this time in the NewLaw 2024 report.”

New UnitedLex Survey Reveals 92% of In-house Legal Teams and 84% of Law Firms are Prioritizing Litigation Modernization Efforts

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Driven by a confluence of rising litigation complexity and growing legal workloads, today's litigation climate is putting more pressure on both law firms and in-house legal teams to modernize their approach to litigation tasks including resourcing.

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  • Driven by a confluence of rising litigation complexity and growing legal workloads, today's litigation climate is putting more pressure on both law firms and in-house legal teams to modernize their approach to litigation tasks including resourcing.
  • The survey results point to dedicated efforts to meet modernization mandates by leveraging technology and AI workflows to increase efficiency and outsourcing more “run the business” litigation tasks to focus more on higher-value legal priorities.
  • The full report offers a detailed look at the challenges and opportunities of legal modernization, as well as insights from numerous industry leaders.
  • Download a complimentary copy of the report at: Mandate to Modernize: A Deep Dive into Key Priorities, Strategies, and Metrics | UnitedLex .

K92 Mining Releases 2023 Sustainability Report: Delivering Sustainable Value

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

This is K92’s fifth annual sustainability report, outlining the Company’s environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) practices and performance.

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  • This is K92’s fifth annual sustainability report, outlining the Company’s environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) practices and performance.
  • The 2023 Sustainability Report is available on the K92 website at the following link:
    • 1,687 employees and contractors employed in Papua New Guinea.
  • • $26.8 million in taxes and royalties paid in PNG, with K92 remaining the second-largest taxpayer in PNG’s mining industry.
  • Critically, our efforts will continue to be guided by our core values and our unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable value for generations to come.”

Priori Ranked for Flexible Legal Staffing in Chambers and Partners 2024 NewLaw Guide

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

NEW YORK, June 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Priori, the leading legal technology platform for outside counsel decision-making, is proud to announce it was named to Chambers and Partners global NewLaw 2024 guide in the category of Flexible Legal Staffing.

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  • NEW YORK, June 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Priori, the leading legal technology platform for outside counsel decision-making, is proud to announce it was named to Chambers and Partners global NewLaw 2024 guide in the category of Flexible Legal Staffing.
  • Chambers is the leading professional legal research company, ranking legal providers using an in-depth methodology that maintains the highest standards possible.
  • Chambers and Partners is the leading independent professional legal research company operating across 200 jurisdictions.
  • Priori is a legal technology company that transforms how companies identify the right lawyers and law firms in the $650B+ legal services market.

Norton Rose Fulbright enhances global investigations practice with 12-lawyer team

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

St. Louis, MO, June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that its regulatory, investigations, securities and compliance practice has added a 12-lawyer team, highlighted by four new partners: Jeff Kalinowski, Eric Martin and Jeff Ziesman in St. Louis and Laura Perlov in Denver.

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  • St. Louis, MO, June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that its regulatory, investigations, securities and compliance practice has added a 12-lawyer team, highlighted by four new partners: Jeff Kalinowski, Eric Martin and Jeff Ziesman in St. Louis and Laura Perlov in Denver.
  • Jeff Cody, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:
    “I am pleased that this remarkable group of lawyers has joined Norton Rose Fulbright, bringing robust practices and valuable experience which will greatly benefit our clients.
  • Their arrival expands our already strong global investigations offering, which will continue to be an area of growth over the coming years.”
    Sandeep Savla, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Co-Head of Regulatory, Investigations, Securities and Compliance, commented:
    “Companies and their executives across many industries face heightened litigation risk amid increased regulatory scrutiny, and clients look to Norton Rose Fulbright for innovative guidance on these complex issues.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright provides a full scope of legal services to the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions.

InfoTrack and Assembly Neos Launch New Partnership to Deliver Integrated eFiling and Serving to Law Firms

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

This strategic alliance heralds a new era of integration and unrivaled convenience for law firms across the country.

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  • This strategic alliance heralds a new era of integration and unrivaled convenience for law firms across the country.
  • “At InfoTrack, we're on a relentless quest to empower law firms with game-changing enhancements that eliminate the painful and the tedious,” said Ed Watts, CEO of InfoTrack.
  • "Partnering with InfoTrack allows us to offer an unprecedented level of eFiling convenience, empowering law firms to focus on what they do best—delivering exceptional legal services."
  • Law firms that use InfoTrack through Neos will benefit from:
    Lightning-fast eFiling for documents taken directly from Neos, slashing processing times by 300%
    Unparalleled client support, with a dedicated team on standby via chat, phone, and email
    This groundbreaking partnership between InfoTrack and Assembly Neos sets a new gold standard for legal tech excellence that will deliver cutting-edge solutions to the hardworking firms they serve.

Homebuyers Risk Their Biggest Investment by Forgoing Legal Counsel, LegalShield Survey Finds

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Monday, June 10, 2024

A new national survey by LegalShield reveals that homebuyers are potentially risking their biggest investment by forgoing legal counsel when buying, selling, or renovating homes.

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  • A new national survey by LegalShield reveals that homebuyers are potentially risking their biggest investment by forgoing legal counsel when buying, selling, or renovating homes.
  • Despite recognizing the value of legal guidance for major real estate transactions, survey results suggest that the majority of Americans forge ahead without a lawyer's expertise, risking costly mistakes.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240610220656/en/
    New survey by LegalShield found that many Americans risk costly mistakes by skipping legal counsel on home transactions.
  • LegalShield is committed to making quality legal services accessible and affordable, empowering Americans to include a lawyer in their homeownership journey from the beginning.

East Africa Legal Activities Report 2024: Women Make Up Almost Half of Junior Lawyers, but a Minority of Partners - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, June 10, 2024

The "Legal Activities in East Africa 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Legal Activities in East Africa 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The legal activities and services sector in East Africa is forecast to experience significant growth as the region is expected to be the fastest growing in Africa in 2024 and 2025.
  • The region's legal sector is concentrated in Kenya, followed by Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Women make up almost half of junior lawyers, but a minority of partners.

FBFK Adds 12 Attorneys Across Three Offices to Tap Fast-Growing Middle Market “Sweet Spot”

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The new hires are in response to demand for legal services from companies within the fast-growing middle market business segment.

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  • The new hires are in response to demand for legal services from companies within the fast-growing middle market business segment.
  • According to FBFK CEO Kyle Ferguson, “The demand for top-notch, high-touch, reasonably priced, full-service law firms in the middle market is greater than we’ve ever seen.
  • The opportunity for growth is huge, and we’re grateful to be filling this critical, unmet need across three of our growth markets.”
    FBFK has grown from 40 attorneys and three offices at the start of 2023 to 58 attorneys and four offices in mid-2024.
  • The 12 new attorneys – four of whom are shareholders – represent a cross-section of practice areas.

HDI Announces New Lawyers’ Professional Liability Product

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

HDI Global Insurance Company , the US subsidiary of international commercial insurer, HDI Global SE (HDI), today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership with First Indemnity Insurance Agency, Inc. to provide Lawyers’ Professional Liability (LPL) insurance, an errors and omissions policy intended for small to midsized law firms.

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  • HDI Global Insurance Company , the US subsidiary of international commercial insurer, HDI Global SE (HDI), today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership with First Indemnity Insurance Agency, Inc. to provide Lawyers’ Professional Liability (LPL) insurance, an errors and omissions policy intended for small to midsized law firms.
  • This press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240606844734/en/
    Designed for law firms with 50 or fewer attorneys, the LPL policy addresses the unique professional liability exposures faced by law firms and provides up to $5M /10M in liability coverage that could arise from “wrongful acts” committed in the rendering of legal services.
  • Coverage highlights include:
    - Protection to legal professionals against losses resulting from negligence, errors and omissions in the performance of professional services.