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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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UK lawyer joins Afghan judiciary

A lawyer from Reading who returned to Afghanistan to help rebuild its legal systems has been made director to the secretariat of the Afg-han Judiciary Commission Qasim Hashimzai is the first UK-based Afghan to take part in the Return of Qualified Afghans programme, a pioneering scheme organised by the International Organisation for Migration.Hashimzai, a criminal […]

Hart Brown senior partner takes retirement

Hart Brown senior partner Jonathan Hawke has retired after 20 years at the firm Hawke will be replaced by Stuart Spencer, a residential property lawyer based in the firm’s Cranleigh office. The firm has also recently made up three new partners, taking the total partner count to 16.

White & Case takes on Helsinki competition head

White & Case has appointed a new head of competition in its Helsinki office, expanding the firm’s competition capability in the region for the first time Ilkka Aalto-Setälä will join the firm in the autumn from leading Finnish firm Roschier Holmberg. Aalto-Setälä has been a lawyer at the Finnish Competition Authority and on the EU […]

Camerons and Linklaters lose partners to Minters’ Asian drive

Australian firm Minter Ellison has raided Linklaters and CMS Cameron McKenna in a bid to boost its Asian capacity The firm has snapped up star Camerons construction partner Julian Hill and Linklaters partner Elaine Kwee.Hill, who was head of Camerons’ Hong Kong energy projects and construction practice, has joined Minters as a partner and will […]

Ombudsman slates OSS for lack of client care

The Law Society and the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) have again been attacked by the Office of the Legal Services Ombuds-man (OLSO) But Ombuds-man Ann Abraham said the fundamental cause of the problem was a lack of service by solicitors to their clients.Abraham said: “There’s been a lot of promises and a […]

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