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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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Garretts' head of IT leaves to set up his own practice

Garretts’ head of IP/IT, Richard Kemp, is leaving the firm at the end of this month to set up his own practice. Kemp, one of London’s top information technology lawyers, only joined five-year-old Garretts in July 1995 from Hammond Suddards. In that time he has recruited about 10 IT/IP lawyers and built up billings of […]

Field Fisher takes over Allison & Humphreys

CITY firm Field Fisher Waterhouse is to take over highly regarded media and communications specialist Allison & Humphreys early next year. Field Fisher claims the move will give it one of the biggest media practices in the country, with an expected core team of around 14 lawyers. But other media lawyers claim the firm still […]

Orchard's IT practice blossoms

EX-Freshfields partner Paul Taylor is to head a new information technology and intellectual property department at expanding City firm Orchard. Taylor joined the firm on 3 November after four months “unofficial” gardening leave from Freshfields where he was a founder member of its IT/IP practice. And The Lawyer understands Orchard is gearing up to hire […]

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