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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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ZyLAB supports EDRM effort to protect the privacy of hundreds of individuals

McLean, USA – August  16 – Using its enhanced visual search technology, ZyLAB, a leading provider of eDiscovery and information management solutions, has located an additional set of more than 60 previously undetected items in the EDRM Enron PST Data Set that contain pornography, privacy, health and financial information. Responding to the invitation of EDRM, […]

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Revealed: Pannone restructure results in profit rise while turnover stagnates

Manchester firm Pannone has reported a rise in average profit per equity partner (PEP) to £239,000, but a slight drop in turnover to £45.6m for the 2012/13 financial year. Pannone’s revenues fell from £46.2m in 2011/12, a drop of 1.3 per cent, while PEP went up by 6.7 per cent from £224,000 (11 July 2012). […]

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Court waiting times on the rise as litigants line up

Plans to attract more litigants to London’s High Court appear to be paying off, according to the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, but the queue for court time is longer than ever before. In his final annual report before standing down from the top judicial post (21 November 2012), Lord Judge LCJ revealed that the […]

Allen & Overy advises IC Hotels UK Pension Trust Ltd on bulk annuity policy purchase

Allen & Overy has advised the trustees of Intercontinental Hotels Group’s pension scheme on its purchase of a £440m bulk annuity policy with Rothesay Life. The bulk annuity policy insures the defined-benefit benefits of the pension scheme. Däna Burstow, pensions partner at Allen & Overy, worked on the deal with support from senior associate Jane […]

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