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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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Qualcomm set for Nokia rematch

Sticking with the telecoms sector, telecoms companies Qualcomm and Nokia are at loggerheads again over patent issues, with the former lodging a complaint with the US International Trade Commission. If successful, Qualcomm could ban Nokia handsets from the US for infringing six of its patents, making the complaint a tricky issue for Nokia general counsel […]

Hypnotist faces Mirror in libel trial

Media specialists Davenport Lyons and Swan Turton are facing off in the High Court this week as hypnotist Paul McKenna sues the Daily Mirror for libel. Swan Turton partner Jonathan Coad is acting for McKenna in his case against the paper. The claim was brought after the Mirror published an article in October 2003 which […]

The ‘other’ Lawyer Awards

So, last month (27 June) saw the annual The Lawyer Awards. And true to form, the list of virtual prizes for memorable behaviour vied with that of the genuine awards themselves. At or near the top of Tulkinghorn’s honours list is chief executive of BPP Law School’s training division Karl Lygo for networking above and […]

Lovells partners told to work harder

Lovells is ordering its partners to work longer hours in a bid to sustain profitability after average profit per equity partner (PEP) soared by 34 per cent during the last year. Lovells managing partner David Harris has addressed profitability head-on with a series of measures to boost the firm’s finances. Partners’ overall hours targets have […]

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