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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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Pinsents Aims for gold

It seems that every bunch of deals figures to emerge so far in 2014 shows the market moving determinedly in one direction: up. Just check out last week’s UK public M&A fees feature. Even if average payouts to lawyers in the second half of 2013 were no higher than in the first half, deal volume […]

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Raft of US giants advise on Comcast’s £27bn Time Warner Cable acquisition

A group of firms including Davis Polk and Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised on a £27bn ($45bn) all-stock deal to combine the two biggest cable providers in the US. Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom were also involved in the merger, which will create a pay TV and broadband […]

Exigent and Planet Data announce strategic e-disclosure and managed review partnership

Exigent, a leading global document review and e-Disclosure project management firm proudly announces a strategic partnership with Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of e-Disclosure technologies, services and solutions. This alliance brings the utmost in service, technology, project management and review solutions to clients by joining experienced teams of industry professionals. […]

Europe’s climate and energy targets for 2030 announced

On 22 January 2014, the European Commission published the European Union’s ‘2030 Framework for Climate and Energy’, setting out targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The proposals will now be discussed by member states, the European Parliament and the European Council. On 5 February 2014, the European Parliament voted for stronger targets than […]

Eversheds comments on news that EU antitrust chief is looking into tax loopholes

Eversheds has commented on the news that the European Union’s (EU’s) antitrust chief is looking into corporate taxation loopholes. Ben Jones, tax expert at Eversheds, said that state aid rules will be an attractive route to tackling certain tax structures. He said: ‘The EU state aid rules have previously been applied with some success to […]

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