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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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Tackling sports law

The area of sports law is becoming increasingly ‘sexy’ and looks about to boom. As Chris Fogarty reports, a wide range of firms and lawyers are set to benefit. Late last year about 30 lawyers got together at Coutts, one of the world’s most prestigious banks, to talk sport. The Queen’s banker was sponsoring a […]

In brief: Hammond Suddards hires European academic

Hammond Suddards has appointed Professor David O’Keefe as counsel on European affairs. Professor of European Law at University College London, O’Keefe was previously counsel at Coudert Brothers’ Brussels office.

Money laundering puts City in a spin

Several City law firms were thrown into chaos following the revelation last week that police are investigating six of them for links with organised crime. The National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) is refusing to identify the firms involved, which has created a climate of fear and uncertainty among City firms. Two major firms held emergency […]

In brief: ICS senior adviser switches to KPMG

Kate Moore, senior legal adviser to the Investors’ Compensation Scheme (ICS) for more than six years, has resigned to join the financial services team of Big Six accountancy firm KPMG. Investors in collapsed retirement advisory firm Knight Williams blame Moore for delays in settlement of their compensation claims, according to a report in The Times, […]

Marketing versus selling

With reference to Graham Irwin’s article ‘ Market your firm for the future’ (The Lawyer, 2 December 1997), I would like as a marketing consultant specialising in the marketing of legal practices to make three comments: 1 ‘Many solicitors are still coming to terms with the idea of marketing their services…’ Firms of all sizes […]

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