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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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Dewey & LeBoeuf raids Akin Gump to secure Dubai base

Dewey & LeBoeuf has raided the Dubai office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for its first launch since last October’s merger between Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. The firm has launched a Dubai office under partners Gavin Watson and Chris Sioufi, Akin Gump’s only partners in the emirate, with the […]

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Cocoa loco If it’s not careful, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom will get itself a reputation for being a kindhearted, caring law firm. The WSJ Law Blog reports on an email from New York partner Wally Schwartz, who has launched Skadden Hot Cocoa Day for chilly lawyers. “As the cold weather returns, I remember […]

Class struggles

The subject of class actions or class litigation is a provocative and emotive one. For some commentators, the subject conjures images of greedy lawyers chasing after the sick and needy, and cajoling them to the door of the court whereupon a handsome settlement is reached – a large chunk of which the successful lawyers then […]

On your marks…

On your marks…04-Jan-2008Never mind flavour of the month, the Middle East looks set to be flavour of the year…again. Never mind flavour of the month, the Middle East looks set to be flavour of the year…again. Post-merger Dewey & LeBoeuf has sprung out of the New Year blocks to grab a piece of the action. […]

Town centre come-back

With the opening of the Metro Centre in Gateshead in 1986, out-of-town developments in the UK moved into a new era. Consumers flocked to these shopping meccas, deserting the high street and turning town centres into ghost towns of charity shops and empty premises. It soon became clear that a major problem was facing the […]

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