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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 shuts Rotterdam, focuses on Amsterdam

Simmons & Simmons has decided to close its Rotterdam office and move all its Dutch lawyers to Amsterdam. The announcement comes after a two-month consultation on the fate of the office. Rotterdam had been the larger of the firm’s two Dutch branches, with 27 partners and 78 fee earners compared to seven partners and 12 […]

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Duran Duran, Snow Patrol spats see Blackstone win litigation double bill

Blackstone Chambers has scooped a brace of leading roles on two high-profile music litigation cases, with co-head Ian Mill QC leading on disputes involving pop groups Duran Duran and Snow Patrol. Both groups have been sued by former members over breaching partnership duties. Blackstone barrister Tom Weisselberg is also ­acting for the groups. It is […]

Tyco poised to review Eversheds’ status as sole external adviser

Eversheds’ status as sole external adviser” />The terms of Eversheds’ status as manufacturing company Tyco’s sole external legal adviser are up for review as the contract comes up for a 12-month renewal. Eversheds ;will ;deal ­principally with David Symonds, who will take responsibility for Tyco’s legal function for Europe, the Middle East and Africa ­following […]

Fulbright: revenue and PEP up 7 per cent

Fulbright & Jaworski has reported relatively robust financial figures for the 2008 calendar year, with revenue and profits both rising by around 7 per cent. The US firm saw average profits per equity partner rise by 7.35 per cent, up from $776,966 at the end of 2007 to $833,000 at the 2008 year end. Over […]

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