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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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Shanghai to pilot China’s legal market liberalisation measures

A Shanghai Bureau of Justice official has hinted that the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone’s (FTZ) experiment on allowing associations between Chinese and foreign firms will lead to further opening up of the country’s legal services sector. The FTZ was launched in September 2013 to test-run an opening up of China’s financial system, easing restrictions […]

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Dentons unveils restructure in wake of Salans and Fraser Milner Casgrain merger

Dentons has unveiled a mass restructure for its UKMEA LLP following its 2013 tripartite merger, bringing its list of practice and sector groups under five new divisional heads. A list has been circulated to the firm’s partners outlining five new overarching divisions – A, B, C, D and E – which practice and sector groups […]

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Businesses can’t be winners every year. Although Weil Gotshal & Manges was one of the City’s top revenue risers in 2012, posting a 21.6 per cent increase in London revenue, The Lawyer has revealed that London revenue growth for 2013 was a modest 4.2 per cent, with the firm’s UK income inching up from £70m […]

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