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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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Consumer body Which? has appointed a new head of legal after its former chief lawyer quit following a disagreement over strategy. Which? has brought in Steve Coyle, who joins from Avon Cosmetics, to replace former head Gordon Wilson. Coyle had been at Avon for nine years, most recently as head of sales development for Western […]

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Stephenson Harwood has been instructed on two African disputes, securing a win on one and a Court of Appeal hearing on the other. Led by senior associate Kamal Shah, the firm ­successfully represented east African companies Primefuels Kenya and Mirambo Holdings in a shareholder agreement ­dispute over the privatisation of the Kenyan and Ugandan railways. […]

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Gay lawyers in the Gulf: Pride denied

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