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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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Pilot could flop, warns LAPG

The vice-chair of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) has predicted that so many firms will pull out of the green form block contract pilot that it will not be able to go ahead, despite the lifting of the Law Society “boycott”. The Law Society’s ruling council voted earlier this month to advise its members […]

Milbanks' Moscow practice secures former Russian adviser

New York firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has appointed a leading specialist capital market and project finance lawyer in a bid to resurrect its presence in Moscow. Holly Nielsen, a former senior adviser to the chairman of the Russian Federal Securities Commission and former head of US firm Baker & Botts’ Moscow office, was […]

Litigation Writs 29/7/97

Milton Keynes Borough Council and Buckinghamshire County Council are being taken to the High Court over claims that they have no power to levy a charge for connecting a development site at Wellingborough Road, Olney, to the public highway network. The writ has been issued by the residents, John and William Colson; Ivor, Betty, Gary […]

Looking at the bigger picture

Clifford Chance’s mission statement for the next 10 years takes the form of a simple yet determined document. In it, the firm’s strategy is clearly laid out as a series of ambitions. It lays down the gauntlet as far as its US aims are concerned. The firm wants to take on and beat these firms […]

Pensions Ombudsman slams Robin Ellison

Pensions ombudsman Julian Farrand has singled out Eversheds partner Robin Ellison in a public attack on solicitors and judges who he claims have been undermining his legislative role. In his annual report, Farrand tells how a “prominent pensions solicitor” – who Ellison accepts is him – had “publicised his personal opposition to me as ombudsman […]

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