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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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Germany’s Luther launches City office

German independent Luther is launching a representative office in London, joining a number of other German firms present in the UK The firm will take office space in the building used by non-exclusive US best friend Faegre Baker Daniels (formerly Faegre & Benson), after turning down a deal to use Berwin Leighton Paisner’s premises following […]

Kerman & Co merges with Max Bitel Greene

Full-service West End firm Kerman & Co has merged with sports and media boutique Max Bitel Greene (MBG). Operating under the Kerman & Co brand, the combined firm now has 18 partners. Two of Max Bitel Greene’s six partners, Nick Bitel and Louise Millington-Roberts, have made partnership. The legacy firm’s remaining four partners have become […]

BBC promotes in-houser to GC role

The BBC has named a new group general counsel to replace Nicholas Eldred, who left the organisation in 2011 to join auction house Christie’s. Sarah Jones has been appointed as the BBC’s new group general counsel. Jones joined the BBC in 1996 as head of litigation from Allen & Overy, where she was an associate. […]

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Inner Temple sets face summer chaos as Belgian Olympic Committee moves in

Concerns have been raised over the prospect of up to 50,000 visitors to the Inner Temple during the summer Olympics following a deal to allow the  Belgian Olympic Committee (BOIC) to reside there for the event. Management of chambers located in the Inner Temple were called to a meeting with the Honourable Society of the […]

Dominic McCahill

Moves: 16 January 2012

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has turned to US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for a London restructuring hire, scooping partner Dominic McCahill. McCahill, who advises on insolvencies and restructurings, joins London practice head Chris Mallon in Skadden’s corporate restructuring team as the practice’s second City partner. Move of the week He also becomes […]

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