This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 11 January 2015

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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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Shoosmiths advises Peugeot on sale of Motaquip

Shoosmiths has advised Peugeot Motor Company plc on the sale of Motaquip, an all-makes car part distribution business to Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Limited, an auto parts business. As part of the transaction, Comline Auto Parts set up Motaquip Ltd as a new company to purchase Motaquip from Peugeot. Motaquip was established in 1981 and […]

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DLA Piper wins Heineken principal adviser mandate

After months of speculation, brewing giant Heineken UK has confirmed DLA Piper as its principal external adviser for a three-year term. Edinburgh-based IP partner John McKinlay, alongside litigation and regulatory partner Hazel Moffat, will manage the relationship with Heineken UK.  In a statement, the firm said that it will carry out the large majority of […]

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Simmons partners told to get involved as Hoyland kicks off business plan review

Simmons & Simmons partners will be approached to contribute ideas on the strategic direction of the firm this week, as a new three-year business plan hits the drawing board.  Simmons’ managing partner Jeremy Hoyland recorded a video for partners yesterday (12 January), which calls for a greater degree of participation from partners in drawing up […]

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