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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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Exchange Chambers pioneers litigation funding

Northern set Exchange Chambers has become the first barristers’ chambers to move into the litigation funding market through a tie-up with legal insurance broker Maxima – with both clerks and barristers expected to encourage take-up among clients. Chief executive Tom Handley said the members fully endorsed the association. “We see it as a way forward […]

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Bureaucracy-busters offer all-round value

Competition teams are vital to companies of all types, as The Lawyer Awards 2011 shortlist shows, says Joshua Freedman That the red tape-cutters of the competition and regulatory world are among the most valuable of all lawyers is hardly news. But the list of nominees for Competition/ Regulatory Team of the Year for The Lawyer […]

Robert Fielding

On the move

Liverpool-headquarted insurance ­specialist Silverbeck Rymer has boosted its team with the appointment of Robert Fielding as its first-ever managing director.  Move of the week He joins from Mobile Doctors, a provider ­of ­medico-legal reports for personal injury claims, where he was commercial director. Fielding has worked in the healthcare and insurance sectors for employers […]

Firestone boss runs Moscow practice from London as partner death probed

The managing partner of a US law firm in Russia is being forced to run his firm from London after continuing to speak out against the authorities he believes are responsible for his former partner’s death. The managing partner of a US law firm in Russia is being forced to run his firm from London […]

Ex-Ashurst partner Kendall becomes CEO at investment house

Former Ashurst finance partner Richard Kendall has been appointed CEO of Glendevon King Asset Management (GKAM). Kendall joined GKAM in February 2010 as general counsel and later director of the fixed income boutique based in London, Guernsey and Luxembourg. He will continue to take responsibility for the company’s legal side as part of the central […]

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