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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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Hunton boosts Brussels with Commission hire

Hunton & Williams has boosted its competition practice, hiring Robert Klotz from the European Commission for its Brussels office. Klotz has served out a 12-year career in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, and most recently worked in the energy and water unit. He specialises in antitrust litigation under Articles 81 and 82 within the […]

Gates swipes BLG team for Singapore outpost

Aviation specialist Gates and Partners has poached another two lawyers from Barlow Lyde and Gilbert (BLG) for its soon-to-be-opened Singapore office. Gates and Partners lured BLG’s Singapore boss David Johnston less than two months ago and now the remainder of Johnston’s team has been recruited to join him. Associates Peter Boys and Trudy Seow will […]

Swiss ease

With the UK’s tax regime becoming less friendly for foreign businesses, Switzerland is now a destination of choice for many. By Justine Markovitz and Rachel Mainwaring-Taylor The UK and Switzerland were both identified as offshore financial centres by the International Monetary Fund in a report published earlier this year. Although both countries are quick to […]

Henry Davis York chief to retire after 20 years

Top Sydney law firm Henry Davis York (HDY) is to lose its managing partner Stephen Purcell, who is set to retire next year. Purcell, who has been at the firm for almost 20 years, said he is yet to approach the market in relation to future work, but will look for a leadership position in […]

Silent partners make some noise

In the wake of recent market volatility, restructuring partners have been thrust into the media spotlight once again. After several years of a bull market, these lawyers have been able to slink into the shadows and leave the headline-grabbing to their high-flying corporate and banking counterparts. While it has been easy for these partners to […]

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