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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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Opinion

A recent judgment of the European Court of First Instance (Corus UK Ltd Commission, 10 October 2001) has confirmed the European Commission’s (EC) obligation to pay interest on fines required to be repaid following a successful appeal against a decision of the EC in competition cases. The proceedings also brought to light the existence of […]

The people person

Philip Bramwell, head of legal at BT breakaway company mm02, used to have an in-house ‘full-service firm’, but now he is looking for individuals only. Kathryn Hobbs reports

McGrigors announces a booming six months

McGrigor Donald has announced its half-year figures just days after signing a merger deal with KLegal – a deal first revealed in The Lawyer (12 November).

Real estate roundup

Review of the year Camerons on property defensive as Vivian quitsIn a move that shook the market, CMS Cameron McKenna lost highly-rated and longstanding property partner Jon Vivian to SJ Berwin after he tendered his resignation in February. The move was believed to be prompted by a de-emphasis on property, which the firm denied. Vivian […]

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