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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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Gowling WLG’s Life Sciences team, led by partner Patrick Duxbury and including associate Kathryn Charles, have advised client Crescendo Biologics on its collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to discover, develop and commercialise Humabody-based therapeutics aimed at cancer indications with a high unmet medical need. Crescendo, which develops Humabody-based therapeutics, will use its patented transgenic platform and […]

Bär & Karrer advises Capvis on Gotha Cosmetics stake

Capvis, a leading Swiss private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in the Italian cosmetics producer Gotha Cosmetics. Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal advisor to Capvis in the transaction. The team included Christoph Neeracher, Luca Jagmetti, Beda Kaufmann (all M&A) and Su-sanne Schreiber (Tax). Latham & Watkins acted as international counsel to Capvis.

Shoosmiths advises on acquisition of Edinburgh hotel

Shoosmiths has advised international hotelier Leonardo Hotels Europe on the acquisition of Morrison Street Hotel Limited and its Edinburgh city centre hotel. Following the successful opening of its first UK hotel in London, Leonardo Hotels Europe have expanded into Scotland with the purchase of the Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City Centre. The Shoosmiths’ corporate team was […]

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