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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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The Lawyer European Awards Shortlist

The inaugural The Lawyer European Awards ceremony is fast approaching and we can now reveal the firms and partners that have made the shortlist. Chris Carroll The response to the awards has been fantastic – nearly 100 entries from 25 countries have been submitted by law firms in markets that range from the well-established in […]

Linklaters hires Herbies litigation star Christa Band

Linklaters has hired litigation star Christa Band from Herbert Smith. Band, who played a pivotal role in the litigation arising out of Vodafone’s bid for  Mannesmann in 2000, joins Linklaters as a partner under London head of litigation Michael Bennett. She will start work at the magic circle firm in December and has now left […]

Taylor Wessing promotes 17 to the partnership

Taylor Wessing has defied the economic slump by promoting 17 associates to its partnership, as many as Clifford Chance. The promotions round was slightly smaller than the bumper 2008 crop of 19 new partners, but was more generous than in 2007, when 11 where made up. Of the new partners, just three were in the […]

Class inaction

The government’s response to collective redress has left reformers frustrated, says John Meltzer and Dan Armstrong In 2008, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) claimed to have uncovered “overwhelming evidence” that the lack of an effective collective redress mechanism in England and Wales meant that legitimate grievances were left unresolved. Last December, the CJC formally recommended […]

Anheuser-Busch shuns Lovells in panel review

Lovells has lost out on a place on global drinks company Anheuser-Busch InBev’s legal panel due to its role advising rival SAB Miller. Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Howrey, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have all picked up roles on the global roster, with each specialising in specific areas. […]

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