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CITMA Conference: AI ownership will divide courts globally, say lawyers

International10-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The question of who owns works generated by artificial intelligence is set to divide the courts worldwide but is unlikely to lead to AI being granted a “legal personality”, leading lawyers have said.

Law firms praised by Stonewall for LGBT+ inclusion efforts

International24-09-2020Muireann Bolger

Nine law firms including Allen & Overy, Dentons and Hogan Lovells have been recognised in Stonewall’s Top Global Employers list for 2020, which ranks 17 leading companies for their efforts in advancing LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.

Twelve more law firms pledge to tackle career barriers for BAME lawyers

International28-08-2020Muireann Bolger

A dozen law firms, including Baker McKenzie and Bird & Bird, have pledged to tackle the career obstacles faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers, by signing a Race Fairness Commitment.

Baker McKenzie appoints Asia Pacific IP chair

Australia, Hong Kong16-06-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

Baker McKenzie has appointed a Hong Kong-based partner as its new Asia Pacific chair of the IP and technology practice, amid a reshuffling of its leadership. 

International Women’s Day: pledges from the IP world

International09-03-2020Sarah Morgan

As International Women’s Day approaches, WIPR set out to discover exactly what the IP sector was doing to help forge a gender-equal world.

Thailand launches first data protection law

Thailand03-06-2019

Thailand has enacted a new Personal Data Protection Act which governs companies’ use of personal data.

Paul Rawlinson, global chair of Baker Mckenzie, dies aged 56

UK17-04-2019

Paul Rawlinson, the global chair of Baker McKenzie, passed away on Friday, April 12, the firm said in a statement.

EU failing to fix copyright directive: lawyers comment on leak

EU21-11-2018

A document leaked last week suggests that little progress has been made to address criticisms levelled against the draft EU copyright directive, lawyers have told WIPR.

Global chair of Baker McKenzie steps down due to exhaustion

International, UK24-10-2018Movers & Shakers

The global chair of international law firm Baker McKenzie, Paul Rawlinson, will step down from his role due to exhaustion.

Marques 2018: The evolving state of EU copyright law

21-09-2018

Although the European Parliament voted to modernise copyright law last week, the controversial amendments are unlikely to take effect under member states’ national laws until at least 2021, according to Cristina Duch, partner at Baker McKenzie.

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