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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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Panel appoints Allen & Overy partner to Queen’s counsel

Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Hong Kong arbitration partner Matthew Gearing to Queen’s counsel. He is one of only five solicitor-advocates named in the roll call this year, which included the appointment of 95 barristers. Gearing will be formally appointed at a ceremony in London on 14 April 2014. Conferment of silk […]

Herbies loses trophy status in Singapore

Today is a less than entirely happy Friday for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). The announcement by Singapore’s Ministry of Law this morning confirmed that the firm would no longer be able to practise permitted areas of Singaporean law from the end of October this year. Herbies is the only one of the six firms that […]

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Latham PE: the new Clifford Chance?

Magic circle firm’s private equity crown slips as Latham ‘targets’ superclient Carlyle Clifford Chance’s private equity (PE) team is looking somewhat depleted following a series of exits. The incoming global corporate chief – most likely to be partner Guy Norman following an uncontested election – will have a big job on his hands.  The departure […]

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Guy Norman confirmed as Clifford Chance corporate head

Clifford Chance has elected Guy Norman as its new corporate chief following an uncontested election. The partner became an early contender for the top role when he put his name forward before Christmas (29 January 2013). He succeeds outgoing corporate head Matthew Layton who was elected new managing partner at the end of 2013 (28 […]

The rules of the Game have changed for landlords and administrators

By Craig Downhill On 24 February, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the Gamestation case (Jervis v Pillar Denton and Others). It affects the way that rent is treated in an administration. When the Game group of companies went into administration, one company was the tenant of hundreds of leasehold properties under which, in […]

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