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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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Riverside gift shop row

London’s former County Hall on the Thames is at the centre of a pending High Court action. Oceanic Village is taking the Millennium Wheel Co to court in a battle over operation of gift shops at Riverside Building. It is seeking an injunction restraining Millennium from operating a gift shop in the building along with […]

Clifford Chance eyes market to forge more overseas links

Clifford Chance is already looking at more markets for future expansion, says its European managing partner. Peter Cornell says several countries are being considered for possible mergers or new offices. “We are still interested in Scandinavia,” he says. “And we are looking at South America and South Africa.” While Rogers & Wells, Clifford Chance’s new […]

Camerons to close California office after electricity deal

Cameron McKenna is closing its San Francisco practice after just eight months. Robert Derry-Evans, managing partner at Cameron McKenna, is upbeat over the closure, saying the office had been set up to deal with the restructuring of the Californian electricity industry. However speaking to The Lawyer in November last year when the office was fully […]

Litigation Writs 19/7/99

Solicitor Gilbert Rowberry of 8 Ascot Towers, Windsor Road, Ascot, is suing fellow solicitor Stirling Halliday of Robin’s Roost, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham. He is seeking u116,000 allegedly owed by Halliday in respect of a loan made when most of Rowberry’s practice at Sherwood House, 104 High Street, Crowthorne, carried out work under the name […]

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