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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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Islamic finance rainmaker’s departure threatens to leave Dechert high and dry

Islamic finance partner Abradat Kamalpour’s exit from Dechert (as reported on TheLawyer.com, 21 August) has led to the ­collapse of the firm’s core London Islamic finance practice, with two of Kamal­pour’s assistants moving to external posts in the Middle East and a trainee joining him at Ashurst. Associate Grant Collins is looking to go in-house […]

Withy King swallows Oxford’s Marshall & Galpin

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Getting on your Wiki

Tulkinghorn was gripped by professional envy when one of his scribes discovered that Ashurst’s latest hire, Abradat Kamalpour, who joins the firm from Dechert, has his very own Wikipedia page. This is a far greater honour than that afforded to Mr Tulkinghorn ­himself, who is surely a character of far greater legal and historical ­significance […]

DLA Piper joint chief exec Lee Miller re-elected

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