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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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De Brauw resumes talks with Linklaters

Linklaters and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek have resumed merger discussions after they broke down over a series of problems six months ago. A spokesman for the leading Dutch firm said: “We decided last week to get the talks back on. Before that there were no formal discussions or negotiations, but we were working very closely […]

IBA condemns Sri Lankan judicial system

AN International Bar Association (IBA) report has condemned the deteriorating judicial and constitutional system of Sri Lanka. The report finds that the government of Sri Lanka has attempted to act unconstitutionally, that the independence of the judiciary has been undermined by the chief justice and that the Sri Lankan media has been harassed and intimidated.Until […]

Bahl swaps adviser for victimisation appeal

Kamlesh Bahl, the former vice-president of the Law Society, who won a sex and race discrimination claim against the body last summer, has switched legal advisers again.

Mayer Brown ups litigation prior to Rowe & Maw deal

Mayer Brown & Platt has added a litigation capability to its London office with the hire of two Denton Wilde Sapte lawyers, just as merger negotiations with Rowe & Maw are reaching their final stages. Former Dentons litigation partner John Miles and senior assistant Marie Kidwell will both join Mayer Brown as equity partners today […]

Deals summary

Norton Rose (Andrew Bamber) advised TXU on the £13.bn sale of Eastern Electricity and 24seven to London Electricity. London Electricity advised by Denton Wilde Sapte and Linklaters & Alliance. Arrangers for the debt facility advised by Allen & Overy. Linklaters & Alliance (Fiona Hobbs) advised Equate Petrochemical on the $900m (£637.7m) refinancing of its polyethylene […]

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