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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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A page from history

CMS Cameron McKenna is a firm that is certainly up with the latest developments in the firm’s leisure sector brochure. Word reaches Tulkinghorn that the latest edition of the all-singing, all-dancing propaganda has a nice big glossy photo of business development bod Daryl Atkinson, who has been at City rival Nabarro Nathanson for a bit over a year. Oops!

Tight fittings

Kirkland & Ellis prides itself on having a flat management structure, but it would seem this strategy has gone out with the trash when it comes to the swish new offices at that London landmark the Gherkin. Lawyers at the US firm have been getting their knickers in a twist about, of all things, furniture […]

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Sanjay Lobo: Lastminute.com

Come on, admit it. You have had a sneaky look for holidays on lastminute.com, dreaming of sandy beaches, instead of proofreading those contract terms and conditions. Imagine then, being Sanjay Lobo. On the fast-track to the top of the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) world, the 30-year-old is legal director of one of the hottest […]

In brief

Family law association Resolution has elected a new chairman, vice chairman, deputy vice chairman and secretary. Andrew Greensmith, a partner at Preston firm Dickson Haslam, was elected chairman at the association’s AGM last month. Jane McCulloch, a partner at Chesterfield firm Prince McCulloch, was elected vice chairman, Godfrey Freeman, a partner at Morecrofts in Liverpool, […]

In search of a legal olympian

The race to be general counsel of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog) is on, so The Lawyer thought it would steal headhunter Elizabeth Wall’s thunder and put together a quick shortlist. Locog is after a real heavyweight from the corporate world or private practice. The money will be good but not […]

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