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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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Keywords: targeted online advertising

By Randeep Grewal In today’s digital age, the prevalence of targeted online advertising is easily felt. Technology companies are developing increasingly innovative ways for brands to engage with and understand their consumer base on a deeper level. However, the mainstay of these various media continues, at least for now, to be keyword advertising. Since its […]

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Music streaming service Spotify has brought in Taylor Wessing to help defend a database copyright claim levelled at it by dance music label Ministry of Sound (MoS). The case was launched at the High Court on Monday. The MoS has instructed Wiggin partner Simon Baggs to lead the case. Baggs has instructed Maitland Chambers’ Edmund […]

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