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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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Ashton KCJ restructures partnership in wake of merger

East Anglian firm Ashton KCJ is planning to overhaul its partnership structure, switching from a two-tier partnership to an all-equity partnership model with a modified lockstep system. The move follows the first full financial year after the October 2011 merger between regional firms Ashton Graham and Kester Cunningham John (5 January 2011) Ashton KCJ’s partnership […]

Procurement for growth

In May 2013, the Cabinet Office published a short procurement policy note called ‘Procurement for growth: a recipe for success’. This is a checklist of practical tips for central government procurers, but there is no reason why other public authorities should not take this on board. The aim is to use the public sector’s buying […]

Ogier is shortlisted for Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

Ogier has been shortlisted for the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards in two categories: the Jersey Trust Company of the Year and the Law Firm of the Year Jersey. These two shortlists build on Ogier’s success at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards in May 2013, when Ogier Private Finance won the Trust Company of the […]

DLA Piper receives Gold Standard Certification from WILEF for second year

DLA Piper has received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the second consecutive year. WILEF’s Gold Standard Certification is the only initiative directed toward certifying, and broadly celebrating and publicising, eligible law firms that have integrated women into the highest leadership positions in the firm. To qualify for certification, […]

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AIG to announce cost-cutting panel line-up within weeks

Insurance giant AIG is to reveal its new legal panel next month following a review of its Emea advisers. The insurance giant kicked off a revamp of its regional roster earlier this year (14 March 2013) and is expected to reduce the number of firms appointed as well as change its structure.  Insiders say the […]

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