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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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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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Turnover: £29.9m Heads of chambers: Gordon Pollock QC Total tenants (silks): 67 (27) Door tenants: 30 (including 14 arbitrators). Chambers contributions: 13 per cent Revenue per barrister: £446,000 Top cases last year: BCCI Liquidators v Bank of England; BP Plc v National Union; ‘Energy 77’ Graham Davies v Cox; RAF Fairford v Jones & Milling; […]

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £36.8m/£565m UK/global PEP: £492,000/£546,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £404,000/£398,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1.4m/£1.4m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.9m UK/global number of partners: 26/288 UK/global number of lawyers: 91/1,421 UK number of staff: 108 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:2.5/1:3.9 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:4.1 Equity structure: Merit-based. Billable hours targets: […]

20 Essex Street – UK 100

Turnover: £22m Head of chambers: Iain Milligan QC Total tenants (silks): 50 (17) plus 17 arbitrators. Door tenants: Five Chambers contributions: 12 per cent Revenue per barrister: £440,000 Top cases last year: Equitable Life v Ernst & Young; Phoenix Pictures v Axa Reinsurance; Petromec & Petrobras; Allsports Ltd, Manchester United, Umbro, The FA, JJB Sports […]

Google agrees settlement with SEC

Google and its general counsel David Drummond have reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the company’s failure to declare $80m in employee stock options prior to its 2004 initial public offering (IPO). The SEC found that Drummond, acting on advice from his in-house team and external lawyers at Wilson Sonsini […]

Robert Muckle corporate partner joins Eversheds

Muckle corporate partner joins Eversheds” />Eversheds has lured corporate partner Alan Fletcher (left) from Newcastle’s Robert Muckle. Fletcher is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law and qualified as a chartered accountant prior to his time as a lawyer, training with Arthur Andersen in Scotland and then working for Ernst & Young in Newcastle. Fletcher is […]

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