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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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BVI companies for initial public offerings

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is home to more than 480,000 active business companies. This article considers the benefits of using a BVI company for an initial public offering (IPO). The benefit is the flexibility of our company law — the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (BC Act), which came into full force and effect […]

Dickson of Conyers discusses midshore and offshore jurisdictions in Asian Legal Business

In an interview with Asian Legal Business, Alan Dickson, head of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Singapore office, discussed why offshore jurisdictions are here to stay despite the rise in midshore markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Ireland. Commenting on the competition that already exists between the established offshore financial centres and midshore jurisdictions, Dickson noted: ‘The entry of […]

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