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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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Shadbolts boosts London office with four partners

Surrey firm Shadbolt & Co has hired two new partners and restructured its corporate group in response to increased client demand at its London office. Michelle Baldock joins the firm’s Reigate office as a property partner from Brighton firm DMH. She joins Sean Ryan and becomes the firm’s second property partner. Caroline Abrey joins the […]

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SJ Berwin has successfully represented Diageo in obtaining EU merger clearance for its joint acquisition with Pernod Ricard of the spirits and wines business of Seagram. The principal members of the SJ Berwin team were partners Stephen Kon and Simon Holmes, and assistants Matt Evans and Hugo Lindsay.

All-To-One Post Internet Marketing by Steve Luengo-Jones, published by McGraw-Hill (ISBN0077097998)

All-To-One Post Internet Marketing by Steve Luengo-Jones, published by McGraw-Hill (ISBN0077097998) You’ll either love or hate the fact that this book has the strapline “The Winning Model for Marketing in the Post-Internet Economy”. Often an excuse for intellectual oneupmanship, the prefix “post” assumes a break, a disjuncture. We have had postmodernism, with its break from […]

CC and Eversheds close £100m City deal for Tishman Speyer

Clifford Chance and Eversheds have sealed Tishman Speyer Properties’ (TSP) latest move in the City by advising on the acquisition of a £100m-site at Aldgate East from Marsh & McLennan. The US property giant plans to build almost 1.5 million sq ft of office space on the site. The deal follows TSP’s acquisition of the […]

A Case for celebration

Good news came winging its way over from across the pond this week of an exciting new reason for New Yorkers to party in the streets. Tulkinghorn has always thought that the May Day holiday was utterly ill-conceived; do we really need to celebrate and honour the workers? After all, they do get paid. And […]

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