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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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Lawrence Tucketts set for merger with Trumps

Bristol-based law firms Lawrence Tucketts and Trumps are merging to form the third largest firm in the region – rivalling Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon. Under the structure of the new 30-partner firm, the managing partner of Trumps, Robert Bourns, and the senior partner at Lawrence Tucketts, Tim Pyper, will retain their positions. The merged […]

Departing Landwell pair aim to take 20 lawyers

Christopher Tite and Mark Lewis are planning to take a team of 20 lawyers with them when they leave PricewaterhouseCoopers’ associate firm Landwell to launch Ernst & Young’s correspondent firm. The exodus would mean about 20 per cent of Landwell’s lawyers leaving the firm. In July, Tite told The Lawyer that the firm would have […]

Rehabilitation is best form of compensation

It is a regrettable fact of life that all of us can expect within our lifetime to be a victim, or acquainted with a victim, of personal injury. Society recognises this by increasing layers of insurance cover designed to protect (by way of risk management) and compensate (by way of voluntary or compulsory insurance cover) […]

Couderts to build IP team in New York

Coudert Brothers’ New York office has raided rival firm Bryan Cave for a team of IP lawyers. The seven lawyers are led by partners Philippe Bennet and Robert Hanlon and include of counsel Walter Scott and associates Lara Holzman, David O’Neill, Anders Enemark and Donna Sobel. The arrivals give Couderts’ New York office expertise in […]

Nicholsons poaches IT partner

He has been a partner in Rowe & Maw since 1973 and is regarded within the industry as a leading lawyer for Information Technology. Managing partner for Nicholsons, Michael Johns says “We are delighted that Michael Webster has chosen to join us and thereby extend the range, scope and experience of our growing IP/IT group […]

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