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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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National Organization for Women honours DLA Piper’s Heidi Levine

DLA Piper’s Heidi Levine, co-managing partner of the New York office and co-chair of the New York mass torts practice, has been honoured by the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC) at its 2014 Women of Power and Influence Awards dinner on 11 June at the Hilton New York. The annual gala honours women who have excelled in […]

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Edwards Wildman loses partner to Orrick as speculation mounts over London office

Orrick is hiring a corporate partner from the London office of Edwards Wildman as speculation mounts about additional exits from the US firm. Orrickhas hired Shawn Atkinson, a private equity and emerging company specialist whose clients include Bessemer Venture Partners, ABRY Partners and Greenspring Associates. Atkinson was also co-chair of the venture capital group, the cross-border […]

Edwards Wildman London partners threaten to walk over pay

Edwards Wildman currently finds itself in an unusual situation. According to sources, the US firm’s London office has done so magnificently well that several of its corporate partners have had enough; they’ve had a great year, and they want the cash to show for it. The problem is, they can’t get it. The US firm […]

Christopher Hotten QC from No5 Chambers prosecutes baby murder

Christopher Hotten QC from No5 Chambers has prosecuted in the case of the murder of a two-month-old baby. Tyler Vallance, 21, Redditch, has pleaded guilty to killing his baby daughter, Isabella Vallance, on 12 December 2012. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. Hotten QC, prosecuting, said: ‘We […]

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The Lawyer Management Guide: Finance

Finance professionals are in the spotlight as The Lawyer Management asks: What’s a decent profit? Earlier this week we highlighted the imminent publication of The Lawyer Management Guide: Delivering Legal Services Differently with a short excerpt on knowledge management. Today it’s the turn of finance professionals to come under the spotlight. In today’s blog, three […]

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