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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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Andersen Legal's French arm snaps up Gide partner

Andersen Legal’s French legal arm SG Archibald has taken on top French banking and finance partner Jean Thibaud from Gide Loyrette Nouel. Former Gide Loyrette senior partner Thibaud had been with the firm for 19 years, five of which were spent in New York. His specialist areas include corporate finance, acquisition-related financing work and regulatory […]

Nabarros named on DfEE consultant list

Leading public sector firm Nabarro Nathanson has been named in the Department of Education and Employment’s (DfEE’s) list of providers and consultants. The firm is among those chosen by School Standards Minister Estelle Morris to deal with issues arising from an increasing number of local authority interventions in-volving failing and under-achieving schools. The School Standards […]

Shoosmiths property partner defects to Warner Cranston

City firm Warner Cranston is taking on a new commercial property partner from nat-ional practice Shoosmiths. Mary Anderson is joining Warner Cranston’s Coventry office after spending six years as a partner at Shoosmiths in the Midlands. Before that Anderson spent six years as a partner at Mishcon de Reya in London. Anderson specialises in major […]

Sector Insight

Due to its specialised nature, the energy and utilities sector has traditionally kept its legal work in-house, but with the lure of hiked-up City salaries, all that is changing. Dearbail Jordan reports. The energy and utilities sector is just starting to emerge from one of its most intensive periods of consolidation and change. In 1998, […]

More one-stop problems

It was pleasing to read “welcome to the two-stop shop” (1 May). It may interest your readers to know the issue of conflict goes further. It is not just whether a practice may conflict itself out of further work by taking litigation instructions, or whether a partner’s appointment as an arbitrator creates more problems, but […]

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