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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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IBA report slams state of Kenyan judiciary

The International Bar Association last week released a damning report on the Kenyan legal system’s continuing problems and the lack of independence enjoyed by the country’s judiciary. The 43-page report was launched in London by Sir William Goodhart QC, who led a mission to Kenya last November on behalf of the IBA’s Human Rights Institute. […]

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The 160-partner mega-merger… to form the UK’s eighth largest law firm. This opening statement is spliced together from two front page lead stories in The Lawyer. The first appeared on 18 February 1987 and describes the merger of City firms Clifford Turner and Coward Chance to form Clifford Chance. The second appeared 10 years later […]

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