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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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Linklaters hires A&O partner as first Asia restructuring head

Linklaters has appointed former Allen & Overy (A&O) Hong Kong partner David Kidd as its first head of Asia restructuring and insolvency practice. Kidd will join Linklaters’ Hong Kong office on 1 October from David Kidd & Co, a sole-proprietor Hong Kong firm set up by him last year. Kidd was previously a partner for […]

Three 2013 UK Bar Award nominations for Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers has received three nominations in the 2013 UK Bar Awards. The law firm’s personal injury and clinical negligence teams are jointly shortlisted for Set of the Year. In addition, Outer Temple’s professional discipline team is shortlisted for Set of the Year and David Morris is nominated in the Professional Discipline Junior of […]

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Twitter GC says we should all goof around more as he steps down

Twitter general counsel Alexander Macgillivray has surprised the social media sphere by stepping down from his role, passing the torch to legal director Vijaya Gadde. Macgillivray, known for his championing of free speech online, announced his departure on Friday (30 August) via Twitter, posting a link to his blog where he said he was looking […]

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