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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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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has hit the headlines more than usual in the past few months. This may have something to do with the high-profile recruitment of banking partner Stephen Mostyn-Williams but it is also likely to be because of the constant barrage of restructurings which have come knocking on Andrew Wilkinson’s door.Now that we […]

Barclays Capital hires new head of legal for Hong Kong

Barclays Capital has recruited a new head of legal in Hong Kong Magnus Spencer’s official title will be head of legal Asia Pacific, ex-Japan.Spencer, who joined from Toronto Dominium Bank on 22 May, replaces ex-head of legal Matthew Durkin, who returned to the London office of Barclays Capital UK to become a senior legal director.Barclays […]

Hill Dickinson loses another to Liverpool firm

Niche Liverpool property firm Murphy Hodgkinson has poached Hill Dickinson’s head of property development Vincent Fairclough As well as his time in private practice, Fairclough has also acted as in-house counsel for both Wainhomes and Redrow Homes. He follows former Hill Dickinson partner Karen Murphy, who left to set up Murphy Hodgkinson in 2000.

Future of Eversheds’ Derby office in doubt

Twenty lawyers at Ever-sheds’ Derby office have been transferred to Nottingham in what looks to be a precursor to the eventual closure of the office The team of four partners, 12 associates and assistants and four trainees is currently moving premises, along with some support staff. In the interim, business staff from the Nottingham office […]

Quashing laundry

Since 11 September, the law has been cracking down on money laundering and terrorist funding. Stephen Hellman discovers what Guernsey is doing to meet the requirements It has been said that 11 September 2001 was the first day of the 21st century. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon marked the […]

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