Roundup 2007

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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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McGrigors’ national bid extends to Manchester

Scottish firm McGrigors has taken a significant step in its quest to become a UK national firm by opening an office in Manchester. McGrigors – the first major Scottish player to begin positioning itself as a national firm by opening in London in 1987 – will open its first English regional office in January. Managing […]

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No matter how you try to sell it to junior lawyers, due diligence is still mind-numbingly tedious. Until, that is, you get instructed by the publisher of coffee table favourites such as Bella, Take a Break and TV Choice. So Lovells corporate partner Frances Le Grys found out when instructed by German publishing house H […]

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