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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 […]

Case Study: Appleby Hope & Matthews improve productivity with ALB

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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Norwegian firm builds up London office capacity

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein & Co has tripled the number of lawyers in its London office from one to three. Wikborgs’ partner Morton Lund Mathisen, a maritime law specialist, has moved to London from the firm’s Japanese office in Kobe and will join Ketil Boe, a mergers and acquisitions lawyer who recently arrived from Wikborgs’ […]

Leaked info case rejected

The Law Lords have refused leave for an appeal in Propend Finance Pty & ors v Sing & anor. The appeal moves by Australian company Propend followed failure in the High Court and the Court of Appeal to bring contempt proceedings over the release of confidential information which it claims was obtained from documents originally […]

Intuition:a poor substitute for empirical evidence

There is too little economics in English commercial law, says Professor Roy Goode. He blames the narrowness of law courses and the short-termism of law makers Legal systems round the world vary significantly in their approach to the role of the courts and to judicial reasoning. In some jurisdictions the emphasis is on formal reasoning. […]

'The rottwiler lawyers will have a field day

Tim Hardy looks at how the new broadcasters’ code on privacy has been received. Tim Hardy is a specialist in press and broadcasting complaints at Cameron McKenna. The Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC) – formerly the Broadcasting Complaints Commission – published its first code on fairness and privacy for broadcasters on 24 November. The code is […]

Tree root damage allegation

A pending High Court claim will focus on the responsibility of the Department of Transport (DoT) for damage caused to roadside properties by tree roots. Jonathan Perkins of Romford, Essex is suing the DoT for up to £100,000 in respect of tree-root damage to his property. When the case reaches court he will accuse the […]

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