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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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By Jonathan Haydn-Williams and Alex Barker Goodman Derrick reports on two aspects of mediation: selecting a mediator and the perils of not responding to a mediation proposal. The selection of a mediator involves the parties agreeing on a choice of mediator. Given that the parties are in dispute, this can become a difficult and long-drawn-out […]

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High Court refuses to lower £150k costs cap on QASA battle

A judge has come down on the side of the Legal Services Board (LSB) and thrown out an application to reduce the £150,000 cost cap set on the ongoing battle over the new Quality Assurance for Advocates (QASA) scheme. At a 23 October hearing Mr Justice Bean rejected the Criminal Bar Association’s (CBA) argument that Herbert […]

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Bracewell & Giuliani raids Clifford Chance for London energy partner

Bracewell & Giuliani has raided Clifford Chance for energy construction partner Tracy London, marking the US firm’s eighth partner hire this year in London. US energy law specialist Bracewell &  Giuliani has been expanding its London office since January, when it took on two energy lawyers including Simmons & Simmons partner Julian Nichol (15 January 2013).  The […]

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