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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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Tornado

This is Taylor Joynson Garrett’s second deal for technology company Tornado. Its first was when Tornado instructed the firm to act on its February AIM flotation. Choosing a law firm was aided by the fact that Tornado’s managing director and co-founder Ian Watson is a lawyer – he was previously head of corporate at Sheridans […]

New Board and Management for Euro-Link

Steuart Howie of Russel & Aitken, Edinburgh, becomes President; Philippe Bedard of Juris Audit International, Paris, Vice President; Chris Mitchell of Cartwrights, Bristol, Secretary and Paul Sillis of Collyer-Bristow, London, as Treasurer. They will form the executive of the association, whose board includes representation from the USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Luxembourg, Belgium and Denmark. Additionally, […]

Masons loses partner to Beachcrofts

Masons’ Bristol projects team has been cut to one partner following the resignation of Iain Fairbairn, who will join Beachcroft Wansbroughs as a partner in the New Year. According to Masons, Fairburn wants to concentrate on acting for the NHS and other public sector bodies and is moving to Beachcrofts to strengthen that side of […]

Camerons and Lovells battle over Warsaw notice period

CMS Cameron McKenna’s Polish office is wrangling with Lovells over the notice period of three partners who have defected to the firm. The three former Camerons partners, corporate and insurance partner Beata Balas-Noszczyk, tax partner Andrzej Debiec and property and dispute resolution partner Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, joined Lovells at the start of this month (The Lawyer, […]

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Talking to insurance clients about the service they receive from law firms can elicit some frank, honest – and sometimes downright blunt – responses. And not everything they say is good news for the lawyers. “We have so many firms, I don’t think I could tell you who does what,” one client confides. So much […]

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