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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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Brobeck and Camerons in Antisoma rights issue after failed drugs launch

Brobeck Hale and Dorr and CMS Cameron McKenna are working on the £22m rights issue proposed last week by cash-strapped pharmaceutical company Anti-soma. Camerons is advising the company while Brobeck is advising joint underwriters SG Cowen and ING Barings.Antisoma, a research and development spinoff from Cancer Research, has only £5.2m in the bank. Its first […]

Olswang scores Barclays as client

Olswang has won Barclays Private Equity as a client, muscling in on main advisers Pinsent Curtis Biddle and Addleshaw Booth & Co Pinsents’ main relationship partner for Barclays Private Equity (BPE) Jim Lavery recently decamped to DLA. It is understood that DLA, which has a strong relationship with the client’s parent company Barclays, is confident […]

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Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s London finance practice has achieved an impressive first. Already accustomed to working on a number of the largest-to-date European deals, it has now brought a new structure to Europe. In February, the Netherlands became the first European country to agree to a contractually, rather than structurally, subordinated high-yield bond financing.The […]

Hammonds' Midlands gap filled by City partner

Hammond Suddards Edge’s Birmingham office has drafted in a partner from London to fill the hole left by the defection of the regional head of construction to Midlands firm Gateley Wareing Rupert Cowen joined Hammonds’ London office from the Birmingham office of Merricks two years ago. National head of construction David Jones put a brave […]

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