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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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Simmons acts first on new Hong Kong index

The Hong Kong office of City firm Simmons & Simmons has acted on the first private company listing on a new market of the Hong Kong stock exchange. The firm advised investment bank ICEA Capital, which is the global co-ordinator, sponsor and lead manager for the listing of Yuxing InfoTech Holdings, a high-tech company based […]

Second partner switches from Theodores to US firm in week

US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has lured Theodore Goddards’ head of corporate finance John Clark to join its London office. Clark is the second department head to leave Theodores for a US firm in a week. Last week, The Lawyer revealed that head of tax Tim Sanders was joining McDermott Will & Emery. […]

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Nomura’s managing director and chief general counsel Stephen Ball has quit the Japanese banking giant. Ball, who left after deciding not to renew his three year contract, is currently on gardening leave. Sources say he has not yet made any plans regarding his future employment. White & Case has elected head of banking Duane Wall […]

Linklaters acts on Lastminute listing

Linklaters & Alliance has pulled off a coup by providing both UK and US advice on the listing of its first-time client Lastminute.com. The firm clinched the deal to advise the internet firm – which specialises in last minute discounted bookings for everything from theatre tickets to international flights – on its initial public offering […]

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