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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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Mongolian energy industry: filling in the gaps

Mongolia is attracting great interest thanks to its astonishing, barely exploited mineral wealth and its rapid economic development: the International Monetary Fund forecasts Mongolia’s gross domestic product will grow on average by 14 per cent every year between now and 2016. Its economic transformation brings with it a critical need to modernise the country’s ageing […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright fights to avoid Dubai crisis as mass Fulbright exit beckons

Leaders at Norton Rose Fulbright are battling to avert a potential crisis in a large chunk of its Dubai operation that could lead to the entire legacy Fulbright & Jaworski arm in the emirate quitting to join a rival. Senior figures at the combined firm – understood to include UK LLP deputy managing partner Tim […]

DLA Piper advises Lend Lease on Bendigo Hospital public-private partnership

The Bendigo Hospital public-private partnership (PPP) reached financial close on 29 May 2013, with a team of lawyers from DLA Piper advising Lend Lease Project Management and Construction. The $630m project will be delivered in partnership with state government body Bendigo Health and will involve the redevelopment of the existing Bendigo Hospital site. It is […]

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Notebook: Kennedys needs air traffic control

Kennedys’ purchase of aviation boutique is brave, but must be managed with care As big insurers demand more bang for their buck, some law firms are responding by trying to be all things to all people while others are building their specialist practices to make inroads into new areas. Kennedys’ acquisition of aviation boutique Gates […]

DLA Piper expands its Middle East litigation and arbitration team

DLA Piper has announced two appointments in its Middle East litigation and arbitration team to support an increased level of instructions, notably in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Chris Wilcock joins as legal director and Sharif Hamadeh as legal consultant, bringing significant experience of construction and infrastructure disputes and international arbitration to the team. […]

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