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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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Wachtell Lipton buys more time in Twin Towers insurance battle

Herbert Wachtell of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, acting for the leaseholder of the World Trade Center (WTC) Larry Silver-stein, has won his application for the trial on whether the attacks on the towers represented one or two events to be postponed until next year.As first reported on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 1 October, Wachtell, head […]

Singing praise

Graeme Muir may not be a big-company animal but when it it comes to choosing a law firm, he is only interested in City players. Steve Hoare meets Singer & Friedlander’s legal head Graeme Muir jumped the good ship Flemings following the Chase Manhattan takeover. He had worked there for 10 years as head of […]

'DJ? I thought it meant dinner jacket'

What is the world coming to? John Major has been having it away with Edwina Currie; Lord Archer has been partying while he should have been on home leave; and possibly most shocking of all, the partners at Slaughter and May have been shaking their booties to the sounds of a ‘hip ‘n’ happenin’ DJ. […]

More Fisher foreplay gets clients hot and ready

Tulkinghorn would love to know the criteria law firms use when they choose the music to play to punters on hold on the telephone.Most sets of chambers opt for excerpts from classical works, which is a choice that speaks volumes about the way barristers see themselves – learned, serious and grown up.Meanwhile, some solicitors’ firms […]

Share the wealth

As share prices drop and investors look for a safer option, the popularity of European property funds is rising. Peter Fisher and Philip Harle report on potholes to look out for

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