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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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US firm Reed Smith is to extend its Pittsburgh-based support team to London in a move that could see it rejig some staff working hours in the US.  The move is spearheaded by the firm’s Pittsburgh-based client value chief Vincent Cordo, who joined the firm from Squire Sanders last June. He is looking for a […]

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Lafarge Tarmac has appointed Fiona Penhallurick as its new general counsel and company secretary, following the departure of its former legal head to Travis Perkins last month. Penhallurick joins Lafarge Tarmac from renewable energy company Covanta Energy. Most recently she held the post of managing director, after spending time as the company’s director of legal […]

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By Sydney M White, Jim Halpert, Steven R Phillips and Vinny Sanchez  After proponents of cybersecurity legislation were unable to reach consensus on a bill during the 112th Congress, president Barack Obama, on 12 February, issued a cybersecurity executive order (EO) to enhance the security and resilience of the country’s critical infrastructure (CI). This alert provides a preliminary […]

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