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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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Vinson transfers dispute expert to bolster London

VINSON & Elkins has transferred the firm’s co-chair of international dispute resolution to London to take advantage of the UK capital’s growing status as the hub for energy disputes outside the US. Jim Loftis, who had previously split his time between Houston and London, is now based permanently in London. The move follows similar moves […]

Pinsents raids Charles Russell for insurance head

Pinsent Masons has raided Charles Russell for the firm’s joint head of professional liability. Jacquetta Castle will join Pinsents from April 24 as a partner in the firm’s professional liability practice, which comes under the 30-lawyer insurance and reinsurance group. Pinsents insurance and reinsurance head Tim Burton said: “Jacquetta is a highly rated and experienced […]

Building hurdles

The ongoing problems within the UK construction industry need to be overcome in time for the 2012 Games, says Steven Williams As Multiplex prepares to do battle in the High Court with Cleveland Bridge over Cleveland’s departure from the Wembley Stadium project, the public’s eye will be drawn to yet another high-profile construction dispute. Over […]

Top capital markets teams prepare for hybrid bond boom

Corporates will be seeking specialist help if the hybrid market growth materialises, says Matt Byrne Last year credit rating agency Moody’s published a rethink on its criteria for rating so-called ‘hybrid bonds’. The move, coupled with last year’s International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) acccounting changes, pressed the button on what some analysts are predicting will […]

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CMS, Freshfields and Pinsents land Aspire’s £8bn MoD PFI deal

CMS Cameron McKenna, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons all landed roles on the biggest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) accommodation contract in the UK advising a Carillion-led consortium. The £8bn Allenby/Connaught project was awarded to the consortium by the Ministry of Defence for the redevelopment of barracks at Aldershot and garrisons on Salisbury plain. The […]

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