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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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Steeles Law takes F1 chief’s privacy battle to Europe

Norfolk-based Steeles Law has been retained by Formula 1 chief Max Mosley to take his privacy case to the European Court of Human Rights. The president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, the governing body of Formula 1, is looking to force a change in English law that will require editors to contact subjects of […]

A&O revisits HSBC tower sale with debt refinancing brief

Allen & Overy (A&O) has scored the lead role on a deal to refinance the debt from the sale of the UK’s most expensive building, the HSBC Skyscraper at Canary Wharf. The ;mandate ;came through after Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was conflicted out of the deal. HSBC called on Freshfields in May last year when it […]

EMW makes further lay offs

EMW Law has made a further 17 members of staff redundant, bringing the total number of redundancies at the firm to 21. EMW makes further lay offs” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/14069_joy-vollans90.gif” />EMW Law has made a further 17 members of staff redundant across its corporate, commercial and property teams, bringing the total number of redundancies at […]

Sullivan, Davis Polk win roles on $37.8bn AIG deal

Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell have secured roles on US insurance giant AIG’s additional $37.8bn funding. Sullivan & Cromwell chairman Rodgin Cohen is leading a team advising AIG, while Davis Polk & Wardwell partners Bradley Smith and Marshall Huebner are advising the US Treasury and the New York Federal Bank. The move […]

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Clifford Chance makes US litigation layoffs

Clifford Chance announced it was laying off 20 associates in its US offices. Clifford Chance makes US litigation layoffs” />Clifford Chance announced yesterday that it was laying off 20 associates in its US offices. The associates are all in Clifford Chance’s 100-lawyer plus litigation and dispute resolution department in its New York and Washington, DC […]

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