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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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Claire Smith reports on what recruiting law firms are really looking for when they go about selecting their trainees. Educational excellence, good interpersonal skills, a list of positions of responsibility, work experience in City law firms and FTSE 100 companies, the ability to speak another language, a good sense of humour – the recruiter’s list […]

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A conference on sports broadcasting rights & EC competition law is being held at London’s Marriott Hotel on Tuesday 12 October. Professor of Law Richard Whish of King’s College, London, is chairing the conference. Speakers include ITV’s head of European affairs Ross Bigham, and Football Association company secretary Nicholas Coward.

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Jack Straw v the judiciary. Straw is ordering the UK’s 3,000 judges back to school to learn about the European Convention on Human Rights – to the irritation of many senior members of the judiciary who resent government interference in their jobs. Straw is concerned about the increasing number of European Court decisions which are […]

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