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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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BA snubs Linklaters for Slaughters

British Airways’ has dropped Linklaters in favour of magic circle rival Slaughter and May for its planned merger with KLM Royal Dutch Airline. The airline giant usually turns to Linklaters for corporate advice. But recently, BA has increasingly sent its corporate and competition work to Slaughters, which previously undertook mainly leasing work for BA, headed […]

Cahills shuts in Paris as it opens in City

Cahill Gordon & Reindel is transferring its Paris lawyers to local firm Lussan Brouillaud as the US giant finally opens its London office. Head of the Paris office Freddy Dressen, two lawyers and five support staff are moving to Lussan Brouillaud while US finance specialist Jim Robinson is relocating to the UK to be the […]

IT and Telecoms

The high-tech world of IT and telecoms is moving so fast that even specialist firms have difficulty keeping up. Like the industry itself, the businesses and legal teams in it are generally young. A new company’s growth in this field is often rapid and as a result, its legal team quickly expands to deal with […]

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Nabarro Nathanson advised Australian shopping centre developer Westfield Holdings on its £53m acquisition of a 75 per cent interest in Nottingham-based Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. Redevelopment of the centre will be carried out by a joint venture with current owners the Post Office Staff Superannuation Scheme (Possfund) represented by Hermes Property Asset Management. Nabarros corporate finance […]

Property

Hill Dickinson represented Queens Moat House on the £44.5m sale of the Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh to Stakis, which is part of the Hilton Group. Hill Dickinson corporate partner Felicity Jones led a team of three while Scottish law advice was provided by Drummond Miller. Stakis was represented by SJ Berwin.

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