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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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Competition Commission to investigate BLP and Tesco

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has potentially landed its largest client, Tesco, in hot water with the Competition Commission. The Competition Commission, which is already conducting a wide-ranging investigation of the grocery market, is to turn its gaze on contracts drafted by BLP between its client Tesco and the North Norfolk District Council. A Competition Commission […]

Landwell becomes PwC Legal as prospect of MDPs approaches

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) associated law firm Landwell has rebranded in an effort to ally itself more closely with the Big Four accountant. From 1 July Landwell has rebranded as PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal. Senior partner Leon Flavell said the Landwell brand meant that the relationship between law firm and accountancy practice was not clear to the external market. […]

Pension power

With the pensions issue back in the headlines, companies undergoing restructurings would do well to consider the latest legislative developments. Richard Tett and Catherine Derrick report How the world of pensions and restructurings has changed. During the most recent wave of restructurings five years ago, pensions scarcely featured as an issue. Now, though, pension deficits […]

Eversheds bolsters planning practice with DWS partner

Eversheds has taken on Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) planning partner Stephen Webb as the national giant aims to ramp up its planning offering. Eversheds has taken on Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) planning partner Stephen Webb as the national giant aims to ramp up its planning offering. The move leaves DWS with three planning partners – David Cox […]

Freshfields flies in Segal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ‘s latest lateral hire has raised a few eyebrows. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (28 June), Freshfields announced that insolvency star Nick Segal is flying back to the UK after a three-year stint in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Segal’s family is understood to have struggled to settle […]

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