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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing CIRP under IBC, 2016

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 […]

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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Building giant Lafarge dumps City firms for regionals

Construction and building materials giant Lafarge UK has slashed all top 20 firms from its legal panel in favour of regional firms in a bid to slash its legal spend. The company held the tender to cut down on its sprawling list of external advisers, which ran to around 80 firms, including five to eight […]

Former McKenna lawyer appointed to High Court

Judge Gary Hickinbottom, a former solicitor at McKenna & Co, now part of CMS Cameron McKenna, has been appointed to the High Court. Hickinbottom will be only the second former solicitor currently sitting in the High Court, from a total of 108 judges. Hickinbottom was a partner at McKenna & Co and was appointed as […]

HBJ Gateley Wareing

UK 200 Position: 69 Position: 63 Firm: HBJ Gateley Wareing Turnover: £45.2mProfit per equity partner: £268KEarnings per partner: £199KEquity spread: £150K-£600KNet profit: £13.7mProfit margin: 30 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £120KRevenue per lawyer: £197KRevenue per partner: £538KRevenue per equity partner: £0.84mTotal number of fee-earners: 377Total number of qualified partners: 230Total number of partners: 84Total number of […]

Wiggin

UK 200 Position: 165 Turnover: Position: 132=Firm: Wiggin Turnover: £14.3mRevenue per fee-earner: £311KRevenue per lawyer: £376KRevenue per partner: £894KTotal number of fee-earners: 46Total number of qualified partners: 38Total number of partners: 16Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 0

Davis Polk, Sullivan & Cromwell land key AIG roles

Sullivan & Cromwell land key AIG roles” />Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the US government $85bn bail out of AIG. Davis Polk partners Donald Bernstein (pictured), Marshall Huebner and Bradley Smith led the firm advising the Federal Reserve on its emergency rescue of the insurer, in which […]

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