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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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Field Fisher Waterhouse has snared Olswang information technology partner Simon Briskman, as the firm moves to boost its technology law practice. Briskman will join the firm, bringing the total number of partners in the department up to six. A former in-house lawyer for Fujitsu, Briskman specialises in information and communications technology transactions, outsourcing and advisory […]

Gardner Carton sets up in Manhattan

Chicago firm Gardner Carton & Douglas has opened in Manhattan with two bankruptcy partners. Stephanie Wickouski, Washington DC head and co-chair of the firm’s corporate restructuring and financial institutions practice group, will head the new office. Janice Grubin has moved from 35-lawyer New York firm Wormser Kiely Galef & Jacobs, where she was chair of […]

Cloisters kicks off 24-hour injunction unit

Cloisters Chambers is launching a dedicated 24-hour hotline designed to give solicitors a round-the-clock service to help them file injunctions. The venture is launched officially on Thursday 19 January as part of the firm’s new unit. Solicitors will be able to call at any time to request help with injunctions. Cloisters barrister Chris Quinn said: “It will mean that they […]

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