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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing insolvency

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Rohit Ambast Between 31 May to 1 June, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) amended a number of securities regulations to provide certain dispensations for listed companies undergoing the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). These amendments follow SEBI’s discussion paper of March […]

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By Norman Turvey Appleby Hope & Matthews had been AlphaLaw users for many years, and had reached the limits of being able to take the software any further. In order to maximise efficiencies and ensure their software would be able to meet their needs in the future, the decision was taken to review their current system […]

GDPR risks for retailers

By Jeanette Burgess, Gwendoline Davies Much of the focus in the retail and legal press in recent months has been on the eye-watering level of fines which data protection regulators can impose for infringements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. However in this mini-series Walker Morris’ Heads of Regulatory & Compliance and […]

Swiss Lower House approves corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 12 September 2018, the Swiss National Council (Lower House– Nationalrat – Conseil national) approved the revised version for a corporate tax reform (“Tax Proposal 17”). It is based on the Government’s proposal issued in March 2017 and on the version negotiated in the Upper House (Ständerat – Conseil des États) in […]

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I refer to your article entitled “Hard tax, soft porn” (25 June). Although I appreciate that in some quarters “any publicity is good publicity”, I do think you should note the following: Marilyn Chamers was a client of my firm, Lubar & Youngstein, before I joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and she certainly did have […]

Rival firms abandon Newmarket

Two rival Cambridge regional firms are to close their Newmarket offices following internal shake-ups in which one firm will lose three of its long-standing partners. The Taylor Vinters branch office, best known for its bloodstock department headed by Jeremy Richardson, will close in October. Hewitson Becke + Shaw is pulling out of the town later […]

Urwin moves into top slot at local government group

THE NEW chair of the Law Society’s Local Government Lawyers Group, Peter Urwin, officially took up his new position at the end of the annual weekend school. Urwin, who has taken over from David Carter, the county secretary and deputy chief executive at Warwickshire, has been director of administration and county solicitor at Northumberland County […]

Watchdog sounds 'no win no fee' ads alert

FIRMS are to be warned by the advertising watchdog against using the term “no win no fee” in advertisements. The Advertising Standards Authority is expected this week to tell firms they cannot use the popular term to promote conditional fees arrangements unless it is heavily qualified. The expected move has been welcomed by legal expenses […]

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