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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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It is essential for law firms to maintain high standards of e-security in a fragmented, remote-working environment What are the main issues raised by lawyers working in an increasingly fragmented market?  Richard Kemp, founder, Kemp IT Law: It’s about balancing flexibility and security. It is increasingly mainstream for lawyers to expect: flexibility – to choose the devices […]

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Law Society chief bags 20 per cent pay rise despite Chancery Lane woes

Law Society chief executive Des Hudson – who six months ago suffered a humiliating formal vote of no confidence – was awarded a 25 per cent pay rise last year, according to figures from the body’s annual report. The figures, released in the last few days, shows Hudson’s pay-package rose to £355,000 – but owing […]

Schillings receives ABS of the Year award

Schillings has announced that it has won the inaugural ABS of the Year award at the 2014 Lawyer Awards. The annual Lawyer Awards — now in their 20th year and this year hosted by Joanna Lumley — celebrate the highest accomplishments in the UK legal profession and recognise innovation and brilliant execution across all legal sectors. […]

Khaitan & Co advises Hitachi Systems on Micro Clinic India acquisition

Khaitan & Co has advised Hitachi Systems in relation to its acquisition of a 76 per cent stake in Micro Clinic India. Hitachi Systems is an IT services company specialising in system operation, monitoring and maintenance by using a variety of IT infrastructure such as data centres, contact centres and networks. Partner Rajat Mukherjee represented […]

DLA Piper represents Measurement Specialities in Wema System purchase

DLA Piper has represented Measurement Specialties, a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, in its agreement to purchase Wema System AS for approximately $114.5m (£67m).  Wema System AS is a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of fuel and AdBlue/DEF level and quality sensors for on-road and off-road commercial vehicles. The acquisition […]

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