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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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Martineau and Sprecher Grier Halberstam are edging closer to a merger deal as partners prepare to cast their votes this month. The potential tie-up between Birmingham-based Martineau and City firm Sprecher stands to ­create a combined entity with a £31m turnover, propelling it into the top 80 UK firms ranked by revenue. Sprecher managing ­partner Emma Shipp […]

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Social worker: Michelle Kennedy, Badoo

Michelle Kennedy, head of legal at social networking site Badoo, thrives on the legislative and global challenges of the growing business. By Caroline Butcher  Michelle Kennedy may have been in her post as head of legal at Badoo for only seven months, but that’s almost a lifetime in social networking terms. Since starting as […]

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With wide-ranging legal reforms on the table, the Irish profession is set for a shake-up, says Joanne Harris It is now seven years since Sir David Clementi published his review of the regulatory framework for legal services in England and Wales, the forerunner of the Legal Services Act which is due to come into force […]

SJ Berwin scores Dubai partner with Clydes swoop

SJ Berwin has raided Clyde & Co’s Middle East practice to hire partner Hamish Walton in Dubai. SJ Berwin opened in Dubai in 2009 and has ­stated openly its intention to grow in the region. The hire of capital markets partner Walton will bring its partner count to four in the office. “This hire is […]

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