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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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Partners at leading Washington DC firm Swidler & Berlin have agreed to merge with New York’s 65-lawyer Shereff Friedman Hoffman & Goodman. Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman will have 240 lawyers and boast a turnover of about $110m. For both firms the merger was driven by changing client demands. Edward Berlin, chairman of Swidler & Berlin, […]

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Kevin Barrow of Tarlo Lyons advised information technology service provider Atos on its £9m outsourcing deal with Co-operative Retail Services, advised by Denton Hall.

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BBC 2 is holding a mock trial this week over three days (3-5 August). Real barristers – Rebecca Poulet QC and Christopher Sallon QC – will fight out the case of a fictional detective accused of blackmail. The programme will also follow the deliberations of the jury. On Thursday Ashurst Morris Crisp assistant Jeremy Goodwin […]

Eversheds scoops phone deal

Eversheds has been appointed to advise Kingston Upon Hull City Council on its controversial plans for a £500m flotation of Kingston Communications (Hull), the unique telecommunications service owned by the council. Kingston Communications is the only UK telecommunications service in public hands and can trace its roots back to the first days of the telephone. […]

War of the words

French plans to regulate MDPs have a sparked a debate between lawyers and accountancy firms which could lead to all-out war, reports Richard Tyler. Wherever you encounter the debate, the subject of lawyers and accountants working together has always been prickly. But in France, famed for its red-blooded defence of traditional working relationships, the exchange […]

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