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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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Hammonds names new managing partner

Peter Crossley has been unanimously elected as Hammonds’ new managing partner after the firm closed its elections early. Crossley, the national firm’s current head of dispute resolution, stood unopposed for the role. In the uncontested election for senior partner, Richard Burns was re-elected for his second three-year term in office. Hammonds’ present managing partner Chris […]

Risk managers become popular choice for firms

Half of the UK’s top 20 firms have responded to growing threats of negligence claims by appointing full-time risk managers. Research conducted by The Lawyer reveals that dedicated risk managers are now in place at 50 per cent of the top 20 firms, with 65 per cent now operating risk management committees. Fee-earning partners act […]

Careers: people

City firm Dawsons has boosted its corporate department with the promotion to partner of Ute Mueller. Mueller, who qualified in Germany in 1997 and joined the firm three years ago, specialises in international law. IBB Solicitors has hired a barrister to swell its commercial dispute resolution team. Afolabi Euba, previously in-house at Network Rail Infrastructure, […]

GE turns to Freshfields on DeltaBank purchase

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won its first instruction for GE Consumer Finance to advise on the company’s largest Russian investment to date. The deal sees GE Consumer Finance buy DeltaBank, the Russian issuer of Visa cards, for $150m (£82.2m). The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to conclude in the autumn. London […]

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Unfair dismissal claim questions reach of Sarbanes-Oxley

The international implications of Sarbanes-Oxley were being examined last week as two former employees of the Swatch Group claimed for unfair dismissal under ‘whistleblower’ protection provisions. Although Joseph Ede and Matthieu Phanthala’s complaint has been thrown out by the US Department of Labor, it raises questions over the jurisdictional reach of Sarbanes-Oxley. Ede and Phanthala […]

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