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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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It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out  Demand for prime office space is always a good barometer of a city’s business climate. In the legal sector, changes in firms’ office space can reflect dealflow and staffing levels in […]

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Beleaguered Law Society officials are braced for up to 1,000 angry criminal legal aid solicitors to swamp a special meeting in less than a fortnight’s time as the row over Chancery Lane’s leadership peaks. Proponents of a motion of no confidence in the society’s president and chief executive have organised coach convoys from at least […]

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This is the fifth quarterly report of the independent athletics integrity monitor (Monitor) pursuant to section III of the Consent Decree between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or the University), and article IV of the Athletics Integrity Agreement (AIA) among the NCAA, Penn State, and the Big […]

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