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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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Slovakians rethink law in EU move

The Slovak government is set to clarify whether foreign lawyers are practising illegally as the country gears up to become a member of the European Union (EU). Under the current law, foreign lawyers can not practise in the region if they are not members of the Slovak Bar Association (SBA). The government has stated that […]

Money Matters

Some of the findings from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Management in Law Firms 2000 Survey have raised a few eyebrows. Mark Waddilove, David Snell, Alistair Rose and Denise Catterall lay bare the survey and its implications for the future The results to come from the Financial Management in Law Firms 2000 Survey, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) […]

City pro bono panel saves lives in death row victory

A PRO bono panel of City firms has collaborated with Jamaican lawyers to win a landmark death row case that will benefit hundreds of prisoners due to be hanged in the Caribbean. Simons Muirhead & Burton, SJ Berwin, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Kingsley Napley each advised one of six convicted murderers […]

LEEDS & NEWCASTLE

Established: 1997 Presiding judge: His Honour Judge Christopher McGonigal There seems to be some conflict of opinion when it comes to the popularity of the Leeds Mercantile Court. Paul Worth, solicitor in the commercial litigation department of Addleshaw Booth & Co in Leeds, says that all the big six firms in Leeds use it regularly. […]

McDermotts boosts tax with top team from Thelen Reid

Chicago firm McDermott Will & Emery‘s NY office is luring a highly rated team of tax lawyers away from Thelen Reid & Priest in New York. The group, led by Thelen Reid’s former tax practice chair David Hardy, boasts another partner, Laurie Marsh, and two associates. They specialise in advising the energy and utility industry […]

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