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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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Both America and Great Britain are perceived as becoming more corrupt, according to a new world ranking by Transparency International. The NGO’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) annual report, published today, draws on expert and business surveys to score perceived public-sector corruption in 180 countries on a scale from zero (‘highly corrupt’) to ten (‘highly clean’). […]

Tee Lorimers

Position: 148=Firm: Tee Lorimers Turnover: £1… Position: 148=Firm: Tee Lorimers Turnover: £12.2mRevenue per fee-earner: £177KRevenue per lawyer: £200KRevenue per partner: £581KTotal number of fee-earners: 69Total number of qualified partners: 61Total number of partners: 21Total number of female partners: 4Total number of staff: 210

North west

Like elsewhere in the country, a buoyant first half helped North West firms ride out the economic slowdown during the past six months. The biggest five firms grew on average by 6 per cent over the period. However, profitability took more of a hit. DWF, Halliwells and Hill Dickinson either slumped or barely grew at […]

Shearman Abu Dhabi gains City partner

Shearman & Sterling is seconding one of its London corporate partners to its Abu Dhabi office to strengthen its ties with ­sovereign wealth fund clients in the region. Shearman & Sterling is seconding one of its London corporate ;partners ;to its Abu Dhabi office to strengthen its ties with ­sovereign wealth fund clients in the region. Partner […]

Freshfields DC flies in Paris partner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched an international arbitration group in its Washington DC office, transferring a Paris-based partner for the purpose. Nigel Blackaby is to relocate to DC to bulk up ­Freshfields’ international arbitration team in the US, with New York partner Lucy Reed leading the new group. Reed said: “It’s about client demand. The […]

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