This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 12th January 2014

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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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Basel III changes are good news for economic growth, says Eversheds

Eversheds has commented on changes to the Basel III regulations, stating that they are good news for economic growth. Paul Worth, partner and head of the financial services sector at Eversheds, said: ‘Relaxing the Basel III leverage ratio to allow banks to net off their derivatives positions, for example, is good news for economic growth. […]

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Canada: Farm horizons

The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector Food and agribusiness has long been an important part of Canada’s economy. The industry encompasses several sectors including mining, retail and grain handling. As a res-ult, opportunities abound from an M&A and investment perspective, and they […]

French workers hold plant executives hostage

By Nick Pritchett On 6 January 2014, workers at a Goodyear factory in Amiens, France, ‘boss-napped’ two directors over plans to close the site. We consider the factors that led to this and the practical steps employers can take to manage redundancy situations. The Goodyear factory has been running at a loss for several years […]

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First wave of HMRC consultations kick off

The slow-burn impact of HMRC’s looming changes to partnership tax are starting to be felt. Not yet in anyone’s pocket – you’ll have to wait until 6 April for that – but in the growing number of firms that have launched consultations with their salaried members. You’ll recall we first covered this story in December, […]

CFTC no-action relief and request for comment for the transaction-level requirements of non-US swap dealers

On 14 November 2013, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued Advisory 13-69 in response to inquiries from swap market participants as to whether a non-US swap dealer (SD) must comply with the transaction-level requirements set forth in Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street […]

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