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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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Oppenhoffs considers top level restructure

Linklaters & Alliance’s German firm Oppenhoff & Radler is to vote this week on a major restructuring plan, in an effort to streamline its management and “come closer” to its Alliance partners. The firm will make a decision whether to move to a single managing partner on 15 May, when its 116 partners meet at […]

New leadership at Hill Taylors following partner defections

City firm Hill Taylor Dickinson is entering a new era with fresh blood in the key positions of chairman and managing partner. Robert Wallis has been elected chairman and Rhys Clift managing partner. But they will continue fee-earning work in shipping, insurance and reinsurance. They will be charged with the job of raising the firm’s […]

Pinsent Curtis hires local govt head to vie for public sector…

Pinsent Curtis has taken on an in-house lawyer to challenge Eversheds’ national dominance in public sector work. Pinsents has hired chief solicitor Nicholas Dobson from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to fill the tailor-made post of head of local government. Top public sector partner Stephen Cirell of Eversheds admits that in the long term, and with […]

In brief: Lovell White Durrant

Lovell White Durrant has become the fourth UK firm to open an office in Washington DC after Clifford Chance, Cameron McKenna, Freshfields and Linklaters. Lovells already has offices in New York and Chicago, and has put its Chicago partner Anne Fortney in charge of the Washington office, which will focus on consumer financial services and […]

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Andrew Walker

Abigail Townsend talks to senior partner at Lovell White Durrant Andrew Walker, whose retirement plans have been put on hold because of the firm’s merger with Boesebeck Droste. Lovell White Durrant’s merger with German firm Boesebeck Droste is the second link-up with another firm that senior partner Andrew Walker has been involved in. The first, […]

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