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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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Stop-and-search procedures on ships have sparked a slew of insurance claims in the wake of 11 September. Brendan Malkin reports on the P&I giant at the sharp end of the action Protection & Indemnity (P&I) clubs are one of the UK’s oldest mutual insurance businesses. First founded in the mid-19th century, their members are shipowners […]

Chadbourne bags White & Case team

Chadbourne & Parke has boosted its Polish energy presence with the hire of a high-profile group from White & Case. Partner Igor Muszyn’ski was White & Case’s energy head in Warsaw, advising Polish and foreign energy companies, local governments and customers of electrical energy and fuels with particular expertise in regulatory issues. He will be […]

Law Soc green light for training framework overhaul

The Law Society Council today (Thursday 24 February) gave the go-ahead for the next stage of the controversial Training Framework Review, which has split the profession’s educational establishment. The review proposes to scrap the current system for qualifying as a solicitor, replacing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with a series of assessments undertaken over a […]

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