More and more legal departments are paying less and less to their outside counsel and are adopting a variety of strategies to achieve that reduction in spending.  The list of these strategies vary from the traditional (keep more work in-house) to the more novel (ban first-year or even second-year associates from working on their projects), but […]

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In a meeting last week, an AmLaw 100 partner related to us that he had just completed a commercial transaction in Germany, where, under the German Civil Code, the contract had to be read aloud in the presence of a notary before it could be executed.  While this initially struck us as archaic and inefficient […]

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