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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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BP demands key billing information in return for work

BP is demanding access to key billing and financial information held by its external lawyers as part of a global review of the energy giant’s global technology requirements. The FTSE 100 company has told firms that in return for instructions they must provide electronic intelligence relating to the matters they are working on. BP hopes […]

Rubbing salt

Poor old Simmons & Simmons, the firm really is in the wars these days, what with partner de-equitisations and Robert Schon suing for anti-semitism. Now the firm has had to cancel its high-profile talk and drinks evening on the Three Rivers privilege case. Scheduled for last Tuesday (9 November), with what the invitation described as […]

Latham makes record 31 partner promotions

Latham & Watkins LLP is to promote 31 lawyers to its partnership in the largest partnership class in the firm’s history. The group will be promoted as of 1 January and includes 29 associates and two counsel elected to partner, representing all five of the firm’s departments and 12 offices across the United States, Europe […]

UK challenges T&N Chapter 11 plan as US awaits judgment

Will an American judge take UK administrators’ concerns into consideration? By Catrin Griffiths Do the Americans listen to the rest of the world? Looking at the argy-bargy surrounding the restructuring of T&N, you’d be tempted to say no. In three weeks’ time, Judge Lyons of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court will be presented with the Chapter […]

Brick Court QC heads up immigration intervention

A team of lawyers led by Richard Gordon QC of Brick Court Chambers is planning to make a third-party intervention on a pro bono basis into a Court of Appeal case concerning immigration detainees. Gordon will be appearing on behalf of refugee groups that have concerns over the rights of children detained in holding camps […]

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