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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 […]

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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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Lord of The Dance star Michael Flatley has resolved a legal battle with the producers of Riverdance who sacked him four years ago after a row about star billing on posters, by accepting a payment of u42m. The famed Irish dancer, who hails from the US, originally sued the producers of Riverdance for u80m, claiming […]

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Civil liberties groups versus the Home Office. Thousands of offenders aged between 18 and 20 years face spending their porridge in adult jails. The Home Office says that transferring offenders from youth institutions to adult jails means they can be placed closer to their families. However prisoners’ rights and civil liberties groups such as the […]

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