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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 Financial Report — Volume 2, No. 21

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When to stay and when to go? Court of Appeal recasts Glaxo guidelines in HTC appeal

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in the ‘stay’ application in the long-running patent dispute between IPCom and HTC. HTC had appealed the High Court’s refusal to stay the proceedings, and the appeal concerned the circumstances in which it is appropriate for an English court considering combined patent infringement and revocation proceedings to grant […]

Professional director’s duties in BVI companies

Professional directorship services are par for the course in the administration of companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). As an adjunct to registered office and agent services, fiduciary services providers frequently offer directorship services. These ‘directors’ are invariably corporate directors permissible under the BVI Business Companies Act… If you are registered and logged […]

Dominant purpose test proves difficult to pass

By Sarah Andrews Here we consider litigation privilege and the dominant purpose test. Litigation privilege stems from a principle that those engaged in or contemplating litigation should be free to gather evidence without a requirement to disclose that evidence to opponents. For litigation privilege to apply, material must satisfy the four following criteria: it must […]

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