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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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Clifford Chance’s California business saved New York’s blushes this year, all thanks to former Brobeck partners Jim Burns and Michael Torpey. Is it time for Tower Snow to step aside? By Dearbail Jordan Wouldn’t life be wonderful if law firms adopted the Ronseal slogan and did ‘exactly what it says on the tin’? If Clifford Chance was […]

Battle of the sects

The truth about the rise of the national firm can now be revealed. Forget your FTSE 100 and say “pooh” to profits (who needs them when you have spiritual enlightenment?). The reality of the ever-growing juggernauts of law is that they are religious sects led by zen-like gurus. Nigel Knowles showed the way. DLA’s ‘leader’, […]

Finland’s Roschier signs up with ius laboris alliance

Employment law alliance ius laboris has expanded into Finland with the addition of Finnish firm Roschier Holmberg, taking the total number of firms in the alliance to 20. Managing director of the alliance Jean-Francois Gerard cited the move as an important step into the Nordic region. “The Nordic market is seen more and more as […]

George Davies’s football seminars see employment practice score new clients

Manchester firm George Davies Solicitors has won a host of new employment work after launching a scheme to help football clubs nationwide with employment issues. The firm has been on the road presenting free seminars to managers and other staff who operate ‘Football in the Community’ schemes. These schemes are organised by the Footballers’ Further Education […]

Separated at birth

Tulkinghorn has discovered an amazing fact about John Cleese: he walked through a gateway into a third dimension while filming Clockwise in 1985 only to re-emerge in 2003 at Lovells, just in time to fight the firm’s partnership elections. Cleese, who runs a highy-rated corporate insurance practice at Lovells, has made it through to the […]

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