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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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Wembley judgment imminent

Mr Justice Jackson will this morning (5 June) hand down his judgment in the bitter battle between Multiplex and Cleveland Bridge over the construction of the new Wembley Stadium. Jackson J will deliver his decision orally over two days rather than handing down a draft in advance, ratcheting up the tension for advisers Clifford Chance […]

Uproar as TCC hands judges mediation role

A controversial new scheme in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), which will see judges mediating settlements for the first time, has sparked a blazing row in the alternative dispute resolution community. The pilot of the Court Settlement Process kicked off last week (1 June) and is set to run until next July. It will […]

Barclays in-houser joins TLT

South West firm TLT has snared one of Barclays Bank’s senior in-house lawyers at for its banking and asset finance team. Richard McBride, formerly a senior in-house lawyer for Barclays Bank, has joined TLT’s London office as an associate. He is over 10 years PQE and joins the firm’s banking and asset finance team. McBride […]

Monthly onus

Associates are always grumbling about having to work too much. It’s a fact of legal life. But it seems it’s not just the juniors putting in the hard yakka. One overworked senior project finance partner at a US firm is so up against it that he’s given Tulkinghorn a bright idea. “I’ve just worked 31 […]

Gibson Dunn suffers second defection

Electra Partners Europe has raided Gibson Dunn & Crutcher‘s London office for its first in-house counsel, just days after the US firm lost a corporate finance partner to Barclays. The mid-market private equity house has appointed Annie Rainsford (née Marsh) to the newly created role of in-house counsel. She was previously senior counsel at Gibson […]

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