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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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BLP names Willmott as new financial regulatory group chief

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that Nathan Willmott has been appointed as head of the firm’s financial regulatory group. Willmott replaces Sidney Myers who has headed up the group since 2009. Myers will remain as a partner within the practice and focus on client work. BLP managing partner Lisa Mayhew said: “Having worked in both […]

Shoosmiths announces two new partners among 19 promotions

Shoosmiths has announced two new partners as part of its latest promotions round, with effect from Friday 1 May. The two new partners are Andrea James and Tom Wilde, who previously held senior associate roles within the firm. James leads Shoosmiths’ professional discipline and healthcare regulatory team from the firm’s Manchester office and Wilde is a […]

Goodman Derrick promotes corporate and commercial lawyer to partner

Goodman Derrick has announced that Jessica Nugent has been promoted to the firm’s partnership. Nugent is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with particular knowledge of the technology, media, marketing and leisure sectors. Nugent specialises in providing advice in relation to share and business sales and acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and management buy outs and […]

Eversheds in Asia appoints Barclays head of legal to lead FSDI practice

Muna Dandan, former head of legal for Barclays retail and commercial banking business in the Middle East, joined the firm as a partner on 1 May 2015 to lead the firm’s financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) practice in Asia. Dandan will be based in Eversheds’ office in Hong Kong, where she has extensive private […]

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