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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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Pinsents loses lawyer to client Benfield Group

Reinsurance intermediary Benfield Group has taken on Derek Walsh from Pinsent Curtis Biddle’s London office Walsh was a solicitor in Pinsents’ insurance and reinsurance group and spent time as a secondee at Benfield, as well as acting on its acquisition of EW Blanch in May 2001. Walsh confirmed that the company is formulising a panel […]

Imperial Tobacco picks A&O for Hamburg advice

A&O invades Ashursts’ territory to win work on the largest acquisition this year Allen & Overy has secured Imperial Tobacco as a new client following its instruction on the company’s £3.2bn acquisition of Hamburg-based tobacco company Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken.The instruction on this year’s largest acquisition so far will come as a blow to rival firm Ashurst […]

Queen replaces retiring adviser

The Queen has found a new personal solicitor after her current solicitor, Farrer & Co senior partner Henry Boyd-Carpenter, announced his retirement He will be succeeded as Solicitor to Her Majesty The Queen by the Hon Mark Bridges, also at Farrers.Bridges leads Farrers’ international private client team. He has experience in acting for high-profile figures […]

Pinsents corporate recovery head joins Sidley

Pinsent Curtis Biddle’s national head of corporate recovery Patrick Corr is joining US firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood’s London office as a partner He will specialise in cross-border bankruptcy work. Pinsents said it was recruiting to replace him.

Morgan Lewis names Wallace as new chief

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has appointed Peter Wallace as managing partner of the London office He replaces Tom Benz, who will remain in London and return to a fee-earning role. Charles Engros has similarly succeeded Gerald Freedman in the firm’s New York office.The changes come as part of a regular management rotation and have been […]

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