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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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LA Skadden Arps loses M&A partner

New York firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is losing one of its leading mergers and acquisition partners to an investment house. Pacific Capital Group is luring Brian McCarthy from the firm’s Los Angeles office as its new general counsel and member of the executive committee. McCarthy has been at Skadden Arps for 22 […]

Rowe & Maw loses aviation head to B&M

Baker & McKenzie (B&M) is hiring the head of Rowe & Maw’s aviation, transport and leisure group. Mark Henrick boosts the number of partners in B&M’s corporate department to 29, and adds capability in both private M&A and public company flotation work. He will work closely with the firm’s technology groups and the projects team, […]

Lloyd’s – a brief history

Insurance underwriter Lloyd’s began in Edward Lloyd’s coffee house on the banks of the Thames. While its exact start date is not known, newspaper reports dating from 1688 suggest that it was well-known in London business circles by that time. The coffee house was used by ship’s captains, merchants and rich men to carry on […]

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Richard Hastings, group legal counsel at Interoute Telecommunications (UK) Richard Hastings left Hammond Suddards, where he was an IT/IP assistant, to take up his role as group legal counsel at European telecommunications company Interoute. Hastings made the move because he sought a more commercial role within his area of expertise. He says: “I love my […]

Brixton

Brixton Estate buys industrial units from MEPC for £103.25m. Vendor: MEPC, advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Christopher Coombe). Purchaser: Brixton Estate, advised by CMS Cameron McKenna (Jon Vivian).

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