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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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FFW reports half-year revenue uptick of 7 per cent

Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) half year global revenue has come in ahead of budget, ringing in at £49.9m. The figure is an increase of 7 per cent on its turnover of £46.8m at the same stage last year.   The firm’s managing partner Michael Chissick said that the final figure was just £137,000 short of […]

FCA publishes proposals on changes to the premium listing rules

On 5 November 2013, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a further consultation paper containing updated proposals on changes to the UK Listing Rules, focusing on premium listed companies with controlling shareholders. The consultation paper (CP 13/15) contained its views on responses to an earlier consultation published in October 2012 (CP 12/25) in the form […]

Slaughters criticised in court

Getting cosy with clients is part of the job right? That is what the High Court will decide when it looks at the relationship between Slaughter and May and Ernst & Young after a complaint by liquidators RSM Tenon. The liquidators have asked the court to intervene on the bills issued by Slaughters on the […]

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​Gymkhana London

Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond finds taste as big as the price as Mayfair’s latest Indian fusion eatery Gymkhana Gymkhana. I can’t help but think of those Thelwell cartoons. Little fat girls on even fatter ponies. Events that happen in the Home Counties. Rosettes. That sort of thing. I don’t automatically think sophisticated curry-house in Mayfair. […]

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Mayer Brown continues City growth spurt with A&O hire

Mayer Brown has continued to ramp up its London partnership with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) employment partner Stefan Martin. The firm has made seven partner hires in London in less than two months, compared to five across the whole year in 2012. These new arrivals include ‎White & Cases’s international corporate finance […]

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