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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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Skadden, Freshfields and White & Case line up for latest oligarch battle

A heavyweight roster of lawyers is gearing up for the latest instalment of the High Court battles between billionaire oligarchs, in what could become a re-run of the mammoth Berezovsky v Abramovich legal battle. The High Court battle pitches Ukranian industrialist Victor Pinchuk against rivals Gennady Bogoliubov and Igor Kolomoisky and will see allegations of […]

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Who needs democracy in law firms?

An interesting paper put out recently by Laura Empson, professor at Cass Business School is doing the rounds. It focuses on the ambiguities of law firm leadership. The study, titled Who’s in Charge? Exploring Leadership Dynamics in Professional Service Firms, parses the various structures of formal and informal power at several top (anonymised) private practice […]

A guide to buying a flying freehold apartment in Jersey

The ‘Loi (1991) sur la copropriété des immeubles bâtis’, also known as the ‘Flying Freehold Law’, was enacted to enable units (usually apartments) within buildings to be sold on a freehold basis instead of by share transfer. We will assume for the purpose of this briefing that we are dealing with an apartment. The law […]

Reform of the German Competition Law

After months of intense negotiations regarding the inclusion of German health insurance funds into the scope of merger control, the parties finally reached an agreement last week. Mergers of health insurance funds will now be subject to merger control clearance; however, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) will be required to involve the competent supervisory […]

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — July 2013

DLA Piper has released the July 2013 edition of Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence. The publication covers: Czech gambling law; live odds in Australia; the broadcast of excerpts of sporting events in France; TV rights rulings in Spain; digital signatures in Italy; and more. It also includes sports news from Canada, Spain, Italy, Russia and […]

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