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SmartLaw 2.0 – The new future of law

By Brett Chalmers A few years ago, George Beaton published an influential e-book, NewLaw New Rules: A Conversation About the Future of the Legal Services Industry, that pulled together comments and responses he received from numerous legal thought leaders and experts about his NewLaw-focused blog post. The publication compared BigLaw, the traditional partnership-and-hourly-rates model, with NewLaw, an […]

Supreme Court supports disqualification under IBC, but protects interest of homebuyers

By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

Austria – Commercial agent’s trial for trial period compensation

By Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Earlier this year, the ECJ ruled that commercial agents are generally entitled to compensation, even if the distribution agreement was terminated during a trial period. The ECJ’s decision (C-645/16) was preceded by the French Cour de Cassation’s request for a preliminary ruling on whether Art. 17 of Directive 86/653/EEC applies if the commercial […]

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SJB hires Dentons former Middle East arbitration head Stothard

SJ Berwin has picked up the former head of Denton’s international arbitration unit in the Middle East, Paul Stothard, for its London office. Stothard, who spent three years in Dubai as an Allen & Overy associate between 2002 and 2005, was made partner at Dentons in August 2008 and moved to Dubai the following month to […]

Bakers points the way forward

Fancy taking a peek at the impact a seriously heavyweight approach to business support can have? Take a look at Baker & McKenzie’s most recent financial results. They are record breaking, and a good deal of that is thanks to the long-standing approach the global firm has taken to its client programme, at the core […]

Property fraud — don’t become the latest victim

By Rosie DaviesUnfortunately an increasing number of homeowners are finding that they are victims of property fraud. Indeed, one of our clients recently discovered that his identity had been stolen and the fraudster was attempting to sell his £4.4m home without his knowledge; in another case, a client found out that a fraudster was attempting […]

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What was your first-ever job? Working on the pleasure boats on the river Fowey in Cornwall. I was brought up by the water and got to know the crews, who took me on when I turned 16. What was your worst experience as a trainee? I worried for days after thinking I’d forgotten a pre-completion […]

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