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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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Hammond Suddards Edge has announced its first set of post-merger profits. Annual turnover was £123m, up £10m from last year’s estimated figure. The estimated figures are a projection of what the firm’s turnover would have been if Hammond Suddards Edge had existed last year.The estimated figure is smaller than the combined total of the two […]

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Studio Legale Sutti (SLS) has signed its first international merger agreement, teaming up with Bulgarian law firm Varadinov & Co. The merger marks a turning point in the Italian firm’s strategy of creating an SLS network in south east Europe, which it announced last year (The Lawyer, 30 October 2000).SLS’s managing partner Stefano Sutti said: […]

Addleshaws completes Nobia deal

In one of its largest deals this year, Addleshaw Booth & Co has acted for Europe’s largest manufacturer of kitchen interiors Nobia on its £123m acquisition of Magnet Group from Enodis. Corporate partner Matthew Flinton led a team of 40 solicitors from the firm’s Leeds and Manchester offices.The work was referred to Addleshaws by top-tier […]

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