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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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FIFA has set up its first ad hoc arbitration panel with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to settle any emergency disputes that arise during the World Cup. Michael Beloff QC of Blackstone Chambers is the UK representative of the panel, which will have between six and nine members, with no more than two […]

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The extreme length of the SFO’s unsuccessful investigation into TransTec’s payments to Ford highlight the need for fraud prosecutors to review their own cases on an ongoing basis – and to be held accountable for their own failures to do so, says Stephen Parkinson For too long fraud prosecutors have avoided detailed scrutiny of their […]

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