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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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Cadwalader loses restructuring partner

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered its third defection since it laid off 96 lawyers in July this year. London restructuring partner Jackson Taylor has moved to Latham & Watkins one month after New York environmental litigator Andrew Perel left Cadwalader for Steptoe & Johnson. Earlier this year (26 August), The Lawyer reported on the […]

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Shearman sends NYC partner to head Europe

Shearman & Sterling has named New York M&A partner Creighton Condon as its European managing partner. Condon is one of Shearman’s most senior lawyers. Shearman hopes his move will boost the firm’s corporate practice across Europe. Shearman UK managing partner Anthony Ward said: “The European managing partner role is more one of facilitating greater integration […]

Bird & Bird ramps up IP in Sweden and Finland

Bird & Bird has boosted its Nordic IP team with the hire of four lawyers across Sweden and Finland. The firm raided Swedish IP boutique Gozzo for name partner Giovanni Gozzo, as well as senior lawyers ­Ragnar Lundgren and Orjan Grunden, taking all but three of the firm’s lawyers. Meanwhile in Finland, Bird & Bird […]

Norton Rose creates anti-corruption group

Norton Rose creates anti-corruption group” />Norton Rose is launching an anti-corruption and business ethics group to tackle clients’ increasing focus on reducing their exposure to anti-fraud legislation. The firmwide initiative, spearheaded by disputes partner Sam Eastwood, will cover eight jurisdictions in Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. Eastwood said clients were unaware of […]

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Coca-Cola legal head takes GC role at William Grant

Whisky company William Grant & Sons has created a global general counsel role, hiring rated Coca-Cola Enterprises legal chief Eva Bishop to lead its new-look legal team. Bishop will join the company at the start of next year. The current head of legal, Andrew McLean, will stay on at William Grant & Sons under Bishop. […]

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