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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 predicted bonanza for film finance lawyers hangs in the balance as an actors strike in the US threatens to spread to Europe. New guidelines for the potential Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strike pose a serious threat to film finance lawyers, who were expecting to benefit from a temporary shutdown in Hollywood. SAG is ordering […]

Cargill

This is the first deal for global agribusiness and industrial group Cargill and was won by KLegal, in true multidisciplinary style, through a referral from accountancy big sister KPMG. Tax and corporate finance accountants referred the client to the tied law firm so that the combined team could offer an all-round service. The deal involved […]

Bird & Bird merger talks spark chaos at Wessing

Munich and Hamburg rebels lead secret negotiations; Dusseldorf opposition could lead to firm-wide split Bird & Bird is conducting secret merger negotiations with an influential group of Wessing partners. A group of partners at the German law firm is pushing for a full merger with Bird & Bird. It will present its case to the […]

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The research used information provided by online legal information provider Lawtel. The statistics that relate to civil litigation only were obtained for all of The Lawyer’s top 100 law firms, but only those with five or more appearances are shown in the chart. An appearance is recorded for a judgment handed down between October 1999 […]

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Norton Rose and Linklaters beat A&O and CC to bank’s £4m panel Toronto-Dominion Bank (TDB) reduced its legal panel from 20 firms to just two – Linklaters and Norton Rose. TDB’s total annual legal budget was over £4m. Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy were ousted as TDB’s legal advisers after a beauty parade was […]

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