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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 […]

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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 […]

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What happened to 2013’s cases to watch? Of the 20 cases listed as ones to watch by The Lawyer in January 2013, eight received judgment, five are ongoing and seven settled. Here’s a snapshot of the corkers. The multimillion-pound dispute between Britain’s richest man Lakshmi Mittal, CEO of ArcelorMittal, and rival Manmohan Varma saw the […]

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The Court of Appeal for Bermuda (Zacca P, Auld JA and Bell AJA) has delivered an important judgment about the jurisdiction of the Bermuda court to assist foreign liquidators by ordering the production of documents by persons in Bermuda. The interplay or conflict between the decisions of the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court […]

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