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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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Utah Dorsey & Whitney raids LeBoeuf Lamb

Dorsey & Whitney has raided the Salt Lake City office of LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae for its capital markets practice. Nolan Taylor and Thomas Taylor, who are not related, join the Minneapolis-based firm’s corporate group as partners, with four associates. The team will give Dorsey & Whitney’s Salt Lake City office a capital markets […]

Shearmans loses primary adviser role to Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has snatched a chunk of work from Shearman & Sterling after becoming primary legal adviser to newly demerged company ED&F Man Group. Simmons & Simmons picked up the work for global company ED&F Man Group after acting for the agricultural products side of the business on the demerger last week. The new […]

Will some things never change?

The profession is modernising fast. Often reluctantly, sometimes resignedly, management, conditions, practices and reward structures are being dragged into the 21st Century. But there are still pockets of esoteric legal rituals and practices that stubbornly refuse to change. Even in the ultra-modern, high-tech business world of the City law firm some things are still done […]

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