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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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Brits a go go for US firms in London

There’s a lot of rotation going on at US firms in London right now. As we reported yesterday, Baker Botts has appointed a new London head in the shape of Steve Wardlaw, an energy lawyer and the former head of the US firm’s Moscow office. Now Winston & Strawn has jumped on the rotational roundabout, […]

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Nabarro’s Johnston stepping down early from senior partner role

Nabarro senior partner Simon Johnston is set to stand down from the position roughly three years earlier than planned, the firm has announced. Johnston will step down at the end of this year, remaining at the business “for a time” during a transition period once it has selected a replacement, the firm said. His successor […]

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Freshfields’ sporting bet

Marathon Olympics gives Freshfields chance to sprint ahead Even for a global law firm, there is something imposing about London 2012’s extensive list of sponsors. First there is the razzmatazz-heavy group of eleven ‘worldwide Olympic partners’ – the elite roster of sponsors – including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Then there are the ‘Olympic partners’ such as […]

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Former Hammonds partner implicated in Hillsborough cover-up

Squire Sanders’ UK legacy firm Hammond Suddards was involved in the process of “review and alteration” of police officers’ recollections about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, a report into the tragedy has found. The Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report, published yesterday (12 September), claims that Peter Metcalf, then a partner at the Yorkshire firm, recommended that a […]

Forbes Hare launches in London with Walkers hire

Offshore firm Forbes Hare is launching a London office with the hire of former Walkers partner Catherine Ross. Ross joins Forbes Hare as a partner in October to kickstart London operations for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) headquartered firm. Forbes Hare also has an office in the Cayman Islands and the London office will advise […]

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