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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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Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Tim Wheldon and Malcolm Pike as office heads in Leeds and Manchester respectively in the firm’s latest management change. The creation of the two new roles follows a series of changes to the firm’s management structure and line-up since John Joyce was elected as managing partner in May (16 May 2014). […]

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Navigating an IPO would be a daunting prospect for any in-house lawyer. So, no wonder they’re prepared to dig deep in order to ensure their external counsel is up to the job. Exclusive research from The Lawyer reveals that more companies turned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for advice on an IPO than any other firm […]

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