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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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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Landmark Chambers have won roles on the ongoing battle between Gatwick and Heathrow Airports over additional runway capacity for the south-east of England. The Airports Commission is expected to deliver a recommendation to the Government later this year following a consultation over the need for additional UK airport capacity.  Gatwick […]

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The latest acquisition for the Vantage Motor Group brings its total sites to 21. A multidisciplinary legal team from Walker Morris advised Vantage on the acquisition of David Ian Ltd Skoda in Morecambe – its first Skoda dealership – boosting group turnover from £215 to £223m and increasing its network of sites to 21. The […]

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Newcastle’s Vertu Motors turns to Muckle for inaugural general counsel hire

Newcastle-based motor retail company Vertu Motors has hired Muckle corporate partner Nicola Loose as its first general counsel. Loose acted for Vertu on its acquisition of Bristol Street Motors Group and its relisting on AIM in 2007 at Muckle, where she practiced corporate finance and company law with a specific focus on motor retail. As […]

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