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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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A&O provides quickest route to partnership

The promotions round for 2007 has revealed that it takes an average of 8.6 years of PQE for UK associates in the top 10 UK firms to be promoted to the partnership, a rise of almost a year compared with promotions in 2004. This also represents a slight rise on the previous year, when it […]

Tony Wales: AOL Europe

The multiplicity of issues arising out of the sell-off of part of AOL Europe’s business last year ensured general counsel Tony Wales and his team were kept on their toes. By Matt Byrne If there is one message that AOL Europe general counsel Tony Wales is determined to communicate, it is that he still exists. […]

Extra effort

Blackstone Chambers’ joint head of chambers Ian Mill QC is something of a frustrated actor, Tulkinghorn has learnt. While at university Mill made every effort to secure a role as an extra in the 1980s classic Chariots of Fire, which was being filmed in his college and ultimately went on to win an Oscar. Unfortunately […]

Freshfields restructure sparks new legal threat

Former litigation head Rickard poised to sue as seven more partners leave Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is facing a slew of partner departures and a potential claim by its former disputes co-head at the end of a financial year that has seen a punishing restructuring programme. A departing group of at least seven partners from projects, […]

Herbies raises associate salaries 15 per cent

Herbert Smith is the latest firm to announce salary increases with one and two year PQE associates faring best under the revisions, which add an average of 15 per cent to associate salaries. While associates with three years’ PQE will see salaries increase by just 11%, from £81,000 to £90,000, this does bring the salary […]

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