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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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LG consultation results in 14 support staff redundancies

LG has concluded its redundancy consultation, with 14 of the 21 support staff affected losing their jobs. Two real estate secretaries have been moved into ­positions in the corporate recovery and private capital departments, while five members of staff who were part of the consultation have kept their existing jobs. A spokesperson for the firm […]

Whitehall eschews competition regulations to steady financial sector

By overriding traditional restrictions, is the Govt doing the right thing? It may smack of histrionics, but to say that the world changed in the week that Lehman Brothers crashed has more than a ring of truth to it. As global financial markets teetered on the edge of meltdown, a panicked UK Government helped orchestrate […]

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White & Case implements McKinsey strategy

White & Case implements McKinsey strategy” />White & Case is set to overhaul its management team as part of a worldwide strategic review following recommendations from management consultants McKinsey & Company. The US firm is in the process of selecting heads for ;newly ;established regional divisions and practice groups. The aim is to promote greater […]

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The Lawyer’s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer.com. Name and claimYou’ve got a grudge with the other side and you’re just not prepared to settle at any […]

Gordons joins City’s finest on Morrisons purchase

Yorkshire firm Gordons has joined City firms ­Herbert Smith and SJ Berwin on one of the biggest ­property deals of the year, advising supermarket chain Morrisons on the purchase of a 920,000sq ft distribution centre in Kent. Paul Ayre, the managing partner of ­Gordons, led the team advising Morrisons, while SJ Berwin partner Joanne Footitt […]

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