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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 […]

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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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Latham grows Valley office with Cooley duo

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Enron loses top lawyer

Enron Corporation’s general counsel James Derrick Jr is to retire from the company at the beginning of March Derrick, who joined the energy trader in 1991 and became executive vice-president in 1999, will be succeeded by current deputy general counsel Robert Walls Jr. His departure means that he will not see the disgraced company through […]

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In an article in last week’s issue on US firms in London, a picture caption mistakenly stated that Bernd Ratzke is at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. As stated in the text, Ratzke is head of corporate at Baker & McKenzie. In the same feature, it should also have stated that the London office of […]

Cloisters victorious in HRA school wrangle

Cloisters Chambers last week won the first case under the Human Rights Act (HRA) in the High Court relating to school admissions The controversial ruling overturned a previous local authority decision which barred the 11-year-old daughter of a strict Muslim family from a single sex school. Previous challenges to schools admissions under the HRA have […]

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