Monthly Archives: July 2012

Legal expense management news for July 27, 2012

Competitive bidding leads to 1 euro fee for a complex financing. GC’s, how would you react if a top-tier firm made such a bid for a major project? And for more on competitive procurement processes – reverse auctions are another … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for July 20, 2012

New survey shows associate rates up by 7.5% from 2011, while partner rates are up 3.4%. GC’s, does this match up to what you’re seeing with your primary outside firms? U.K. firm working on business plan for “managed legal service” … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for July 13, 2012

Predictability leads the way in AFA benefits cited by law departments in new study – but pace of adoption may be slower than expected, as “many in the legal world are just dipping their toes into the alternative fee pool…” … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for July 6, 2012

With the July 4 holiday in the middle of the week here in the U.S., it was a fairly quiet news week. Retailer pushes fixed fees and other AFA’s across the border to Canada. “By no stretch have we seen … Continue reading

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