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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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A&O US securities partner rejects magic circle for Latham & Watkins

Allen & Overy (A&O) is losing a US securities partner to Latham & Watkins, believed to be the first US partner to turn his back on the magic circle in London to return to a US firm. Alex Cohen previously worked at Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton before joining A&O in […]

Camerons turns tables for estate agent move

CMS Cameron McKenna turned from client to adviser to help its estate agent move.The law firm’s property team advised CB Hillier Parker on its move from London’s West End to Paternoster Square, near St Paul’s Cathedral. It is one of the first relocations away from the West End for a major property company.In 2003, staff […]

Mishcons brings in SAS to attack investigations

Former SAS, police and government investigators steer the line between ‘evidence’ and ‘intelligence’ Mishcon de Reya regularly uses a crack team of former SAS and other special force personnel to carry out investigatory work for clients including Microsoft and the Scandinavian Den Norske Bank, The Lawyer can reveal.The private investigation company Maxima Group includes former […]

Sidleys hits top spot for US debt and equity deals

The newly merged Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has won out as the leading law firm advising on US investment banking and capital markets deals. The firm is the leading adviser to both issuers and managers in US debt, equity and equity-related deals, according to a survey by Thomson Financial. Sidleys picked up 12 per […]

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