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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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Nearly five years ago, a heavily pregnant Yolande Beckles marched into Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and told Hugh Crisp that his firm was suffering for its failure to recruit non-white, non-privileged trainees. She walked out with a £10,000 cheque and Global Graduates was officially off the ground. Today, Beckles commands a staff of 15, and Global […]

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Katherine Ashdown is leaving Bank of America on a high after spending 18 months there as assistant general counsel. An ex-securities lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, her first in-house job was at USL Capital, part of Ford Financial Services. In 1996 she joined Bank of America in San Francisco as a banker before moving across […]

Beaumonts lands Paris player Cabinet Garnault

Aviation specialist Beaumont and Son has sealed a takeover of Paris firm Cabinet Garnault. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (5 January), the Paris office will operate under the banner Beaumont Garnault, with a partnership comprising Beaumonts’ partners plus two former Cabinet Garnault aviation partners. These two avocats and four other legacy Cabinet Garnault lawyers will not join […]

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