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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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Lording it up

In the last judicial year, the House of Lords delivered judgment in 64 cases. It is impossible to predict which cases will and which won’t end up at the UK’s highest court, but if a case involves a point of law which is seen to be of substantial importance, the chances are that it might. […]

CMS Strommer first foreign firm to open Belgrade office

CMS Strommer Reich-Rohrwig Karasek Hainz is opening an office in the Serbian capital Belgrade, its second new office this year. The Austrian-based firm claims to be the first foreign practice to open in the war-torn region. The office will be headed by dual-qualified partner Radivoje Petrikic, an international transaction specialist. Earlier this year CMS Strommer, […]

Beachcrofts and Buchanans diverge for NHS deal

The Beachcroft Wansbroughs and Buchanan Ingersoll partnership has been thrown into question, with the two firms fighting each other to advise on one of the UK’s largest PFI schemes When Barry Francis’ health PFI team announced it was leaving Beachcrofts to set up the London office of US firm Buchanans, the two firms agreed to […]

Thornfield

Thornfield Redditch Partnership secures exchange of agreement to build 80,000sq ft Debenhams store in Redditch. Denton Wilde Sapte advised Thornfield on the management and development of the Kingfisher Centre (Richard Budge). Debenhams advised by Walker Morris (Richard Innes).

Stephenson Harwood loses corporate duo

City firm Stephenson Harwood is losing two corporate partners to accountancy tied law firms KLegal and Tite & Lewis. Following the departure of head of corporate finance Judith Shepherd to US firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in May, partners Patrick Rodier and Peter Bradley are leaving. Rodier is following former colleague Malcolm Hurley to Tite […]

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