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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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Matheu Swallow spotlights the regional barristers who attract praise for their specialist knowledge and tracks down the chambers favoured by provincial firms. The regional Bar is not particularly strong in the area of landlord and tenant work. Regional solicitors do a lot of work in-house and only turn to counsel when they do not know […]

Donovans' break-up gives LeBoeufs a headstart in Paris

New York-based LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has opened in Paris by taking on the 13-lawyer Paris practice of struggling New York rival Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. At the same time, the 700-lawyer firm has announced that it has set up an affiliated office with SAo Paulo-based firm Tavares Guerreiro Advogados in Brazil. Donovans’ […]

Law Soc election promises

The victors in the Law Society elections have promised a root and branch review of the society’s functions. Robert Sayer, elected as vice-president, said campaigning had put reform on hold for two months but now “we can get things done”. Michael Mathews, elected president, stated in his manifesto that he would lead the council in […]

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