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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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Commercial contracts in Vietnam – get your dispute resolution clause right

The legal enforceability of contracts in Europe and North America is widely regarded as a given. But contracts between foreign investors and Vietnamese entities or with a reference to Vietnam that establishes Vietnamese jurisdiction should always explicitly answer the questions “what institution will decide any disputes and in which language, and what national law is […]

Retail sector: outlook for the year ahead

By James Batham Last year was a big year for innovation in retail. Many businesses exploited new technology to provide a more efficient and personalised service for consumers. Making retail bespoke to each consumer, by the development of smartphone apps, the creation of digital catalogues and adopting contactless payment technology, helped retailers focus on bringing […]

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