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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Apologies for lateness today. Anyone at MIPIM will understand why. Frankly, you’re lucky to be getting a blog at all. It’s the last day and I see groups of men standing on street corners with suitcases, quietly waiting for their taxis to the airport. They replace the night time corner-dwellers, pneumatic women in towering heels, […]

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Lawyers from around Europe are gathering in London today and tomorrow (11 and 12 March) to unpick the key elements in forging successful referral relationships for cross-border work. Delegates at The Lawyer’s inaugural European Legal Networks Summit will hear from a range of speakers, including BT Global Services general counsel Liz Walker, Travers Smith managing […]

Capita completes acquisition of Avocis

Capita, the UK business process management and outsourcing solutions company, has secured the purchase of Avocis, a provider of customer contact management services in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.  Bär & Karrer acted as legal adviser to the sellers. The Bär & Karrer team included Christoph Neeracher, Thomas Rohde, Melanie Fopp, Larissa Siegenthaler, Dimitrios Berger (all […]

Two listings in two months guided by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co corporate team

In the past two months Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s corporate team has acted for two special purpose acquisition companies on admission to the UK Listing Authority’s Official List and to the London Stock Exchange’s main market. Vertu Capital, a BVI-incorporated company, has listed with a view to making one or more acquisitions in the financial services […]

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