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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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Aussie-German alliance to attack Chinese market

Sydney-based firm Gray & Perkins has entered into an alliance with German firm Brandi Dršge Piltz Heuer & Gronemeyer (BDPHG) with the pair seeking to tap into the increasingly lucrative Chinese market. Under the terms of the alliance, which will be made official on 17 January, BDPHG will use Gray & Perkins’ Beijing office to […]

Clarification

In last week’s Hall of Fame it was stated that 2 Garden Court was no longer in existence. In fact the chambers was simply renamed Garden Court Chambers and continues to practise in human rights, criminal defence, family and housing work. We are happy to set the record straight.

Oostvogels raids Lux rival for banking boost

Luxembourg firm Oostvogels Pfister Feyten has appointed Loyens Winandy senior associate Franoise Pfeiffer as partner to head the firm’s banking and finance practice. It takes the number of Oostvogels partners in Luxembourg to seven. Pfeiffer established Loyens Winandy’s banking and finance team and co-headed it with Eugene Tchen. She will focus on corporate finance, international […]

Review of the year

Career structures were changed to keep associates happy; equity partners were slashed; law firms’ diversity – or rather lack of it – was put under the microscope; and Freshfields proved there is such a thing as bad publicity with a year of PR disasters JANUARY The new year dawned with news that the first merger […]

Away with the fairies

There aren’t many lawyers who can cite ‘fairytale reading’ on their CV. So imagine Tulkinghorn’s delight to find Integrity Interactive director of compliance services Paul Rew’s voice telling the rather sombre Hans Christian Andersen tale The Flying Trunk. The story is available for purchase as part of an audio collection titled Thumbelina and Other Fairy […]

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