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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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A High Court whip lashing

Former Tory chief whip slapped down for costs violation in ‘Plebgate’ case Lord Justice Jackson’s costs budgeting regime recently arrived at the High Court with a bang.  Earlier this month Master McCloud took a hard line on the reforms, refusing to give an inch when asked for leniency by a litigant who had missed budget […]

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Hengeler adds third partner to London office to strengthen private equity

German firm Hengeler Mueller is relocating private equity partner Steffen Oppenländer to its London office to boost its offering in the City. The Slaughter and May best friend is the latest in a steady string of European firms to add capability to London in a sign of the City’s continuing importance as a hub for […]

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Hill Dickinson secures licence for Hong Kong launch

Hill Dickinson has obtained the approval to launch an office in Hong Kong and enter into an association with a local firm. Hill Dickinson first told The Lawyer about its Hong Kong ambition last July (27 July 2012), when it originally planned to set up a base in the city by the end of the […]

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