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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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US law firms in ground-breaking merger

Both firms voted on Saturday to form a 750-lawyer practice, making it the 11th largest in the US in terms of numbers. The merger takes effect immediately and the new firm is called Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe. The combined firm has offices in Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, New York, Tampa, Philadelphia, Dallas and Reston, […]

MoFo appoints new chair

San Francisco firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has elected senior finance partner Keith Wetmore as the firm’s new chair. Wetmore assumed leadership of the 18-office firm on 1 November, after former chair Stephen Dunham completed his four-year term. Dunham will resume his litigation practice full time in the Denver office. Wetmore says: “Under Stephen’s visionary […]

Tribunal throws out claims against CMS Cameron McKenna

The cases against the firm, brought by former CIS group lawyers Dmitri Chebotarev and Natasha Thompson, were dismissed because of an “inordinate and inexcusable delay’ to the release of details in the case. In her summing up, the chairwoman said that such a delay had lead to “prejudice more than trivial or minor, such as […]

Minter Ellison poaches ten Deacons partners

All ten Deacons’ partners have voted to join Minters. Offers have been made to the 90 legal and support staff also based in the office. The personnel will join Minters’ four partners and 30 support staff. Deacon’s Canberra chairman Russell Miller will become national head of Minters’ government group. The office will be second only […]

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