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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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EU provides e7m for Palestinian judiciary Europe, US get closer on merger legislation

Unlike Israel and the US, the EU appears to have kept faith with the Palestinian Authority, with the European Commission (EC) spending e7m (£4.5m) on supporting its judicial reforms Brussels’ decision follows a new law guaranteeing the judiciary’s independence, which the aid will reinforce.EU money will fund: systematic training; new procedural laws; improved working conditions, […]

Wragges hires Lovells star to lead property litigation

Birmingham giant Wragge & Co has snapped up highly-regarded property litigator Anne Waltham from Lovells Waltham, who has been a partner at Lovells for four and a half years, is to become joint head of the firm’s property litigation team, along with Suzanne Lloyd Holt. After an initial stint in Birmingham, Waltham is expected to […]

Knight & Sons

After joining Lovells’ Prudential panel, Knights shouldn’t look back Midlands-based Knight & Sons is in the final stages of negotiation with Lovells to join its panel of subcontractors for major client Prudential Property Investment Managers (The Lawyer, 9 October). It will give the 18-partner firm access to a legal spend that runs into millions of […]

Innocent mistake?

The Lawyer seems to have missed an important name change. While perusing The Guardian last Monday, one of Tulkinghorn’s scribe’s spotted that Mark Stephens had been putting in his two pennies worth over the story of Victoria Beckham’s escape from kidnappers. “We have to make a decision as a society whether we want courts or […]

Camerons ventures into Bulgaria for Viva contract

CMS Cameron McKenna is set to enter a political minefield after its client Viva Ventures was named as the preferred bidder to buy a majority stake in state-owned Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC). Vienna-registered Viva, a consortium that includes investment fund Advent International, will offer €200m (£128m) for a 65 per cent share in BTG, which […]

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