The Seattle area has become known as an international technology and innovation hub, with first-rate tech companies, universities, and a thriving start-up scene all contributing to the city’s large and growing talent pool. We have an exclusive interview with Elena Donio, CEO of Axiom who speaks more on technology impacting the legal sector.
October 24, 2018 | Published by Asian Legal Business
Following a stint at a law firm, Alex de Miranda came to the realisation that working for a traditional legal practice was not for him, and he started looking for alternatives. It was at that point that he found Axiom. De Miranda, who has now been with Axiom for close to 10 years, describes the moment he decided to join the NewLaw firm as “a happy accident.” “I was lucky that I came into Axiom right when they were starting in London, and I’ve been with them ever since,” he says.
September 27, 2018 | Published by Today's General Counsel
The new lease accounting standards (FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16) introduce rules as to how companies identify and measure the value of leases, and how they report them on corporate balance sheets. Nearly all off-balance sheet accounting for lessees will be eliminated. Companies will need to account for the present value of all lease liabilities on the balance sheet as debt, while also being able to account for a right-of-use asset.
February 13, 2018 | Published by Financier Worldwide
Corporate restructuring, job relocations… contract remediation? In testimony before lawmakers in December 2017, Barclay’s chief executive John McFarlane revealed that renegotiation of “hundreds of thousands” of contracts is one of his chief Brexit concerns. He is not alone. Andrew Bailey, head of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said “contract continuity” is among the biggest potential disruptions in a no-deal, no-transition Brexit. Bank of England governor Mark Carney and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi have also expressed concern about the problem and the lack of time left for a solution.