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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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Bankrupt Delta Airlines pays out

Davis Polk & Wardwell is proving to be the top earner from Delta Air Lines ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The New York-based firm has netted $10.3m (£5.59m) in fees and $603,539 (£327,000) in expenses after a bankruptcy court judge approved the payment for just four-and-a-half months’ work. The Davis Polk team, led by partners […]

Targeting Dubai

A merger might have been seen as the right solution for the newly minted Appleby Hunter Bailhache, but there are plenty of others who have opened their own new offices. Conyers Dill & Pearman has moved into Dubai – by far the hottest offshore jurisdiction for law firms at the moment – as the firm […]

Charity Law Association names new chair

Anne-Marie Piper, a partner at Farrer & Co, has been elected chair of the Charity Law Association. Piper takes over from Stephen Lloyd. Piper said: “With membership of the CLA exceeding 900 and the Charities Bill going through Parliament, it is a very exciting time for charity law and the association and I’m really looking […]

New Bank of Italy governor clears the way for M&A activity in banking sector

The new governor of the Bank of Italy has signalled his intention to open up the Italian banking market to merger activity, after transferring the bank’s merger veto to the Italian antitrust authorities. Governor Mario Draghi announced the move at the first annual meeting of the Bank of Italy since he assumed the governorship five […]

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The expansion campaigns that have typified offshore law firms of late are showing no signs of abating. Earlier this month Appleby Spurling Hunter and Bailhache Labesse announced their merger, while WSmiths launched in Uruguay and Conyers Dill & Pearman revealed plans for a presence in Dubai. Guernsey outfit Ozannes is also on the brink of […]

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