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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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​The pricing is right at Olswang

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AIFMD update — Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands and Mauritius: approval of third country co-operation arrangements with ESMA

After much anticipation, on 30 May 2013 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced that it has approved co-operation arrangements between Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and Mauritius and the securities regulators with responsibility for the supervision of alternative investment funds (AIFs) of all 27 EU member states, as well […]

Jams hires former Ince senior partner Peter Rogan

Ince & Co’s former senior partner Peter Rogan is to retire from the firm to join alternative dispute resolution provider Jams International. Rogan stood down as senior partner in 2008 after eight years at the helm during which time he led the firm’s international development programme, opening offices in Shanghai, Hamburg, Paris, Le Havre and […]

Hogan Lovells expands in US with Chadbourne trio

Hogan Lovells has boosted its litigation and arbitration practice in the US with the hire of three senior partners from Chadbourne & Parke. The trio include Chadbourne’s former co-head of international arbitration, Oliver Armas, as well as its co-head of product liability, Phoebe Wilkinson. Armas in particular will be seen as a coup for Hogan […]

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Nearly 10 months ago I was sat on the start line of the Olympic final – the culmination of 13 years of my life dedicated to rowing. I still haven’t watched the race and I still don’t want to, it brings back too many bad memories. The media totally wrote us – the Great Britain […]

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