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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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Jeffrey Kerr: Peta

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The global general counsel of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has quit for Lehman Brothers, prompting the promotion of European general counsel David Geen. Geen will replace former general counsel Kimberly Summe, who will join Lehman Brothers’ prime services group at the end of the year. CEO of ISDA, Robert Pickel, commented: “David […]

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A trio of Devereux Chambers barristers are battling it out in a £10m racial discrimination employment tribunal over a City banker who claims that he was forced out of this job because he was not German. A trio of Devereux Chambers barristers is battling it out in a £10m racial discrimination employment tribunal over a […]

International arbitration court launches in Singapore

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is setting up facilities in Singapore, creating the first international court in Asia. The intergovernmental organisation signed an agreement with the Singapore government last Monday (10 September) that means PCA arbitrations for the region will no longer have to go to The Hague. The PCA’s secretary general Tjaco van […]

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