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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 […]

Angola’s Shipping Law Review

By Joao Afonso Fialho, Jose Miguel Oliveira, Angela Viana The fifth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes with an overview of the key issues relevant to multiple jurisdictions. We have again invited contributions on the law of leading maritime nations, including both major flag states and […]

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Kennedys exits talks but takes on office

LONDON firm Kennedys has stepped down from its merger talks with Liverpool practice Weightmans and Teesside’s Jacksons and taken over the eight-partner London office of Manchester insurance practice Elliott & Co. A tripartite merger between the three insurance practices would have created a top-25 UK firm, but Kennedys said there had been a lack chemistry […]

Trowers & Hamlin grows in the Gulf

Trowers & Hamlin continues to expand in the Gulf, with the opening of an office in Bahrain, its fourth in the region. The move comes a month after the firm announced it was upgrading its office in Oman. Driving the initiative is a growth in project finance work. Martin Amison, head of the international projects […]

Duty solicitor scheme set for shake-up in LAB review

Firms without legal aid franchises may be excluded from undertaking duty solicitor police station work as part of a major shake-up of the scheme planned for the summer. The Legal Aid Board (LAB) is to embark on a three-month review of the scheme this week in response to claims from firms with criminal law franchises […]

Litigation Personal Injury 31/03/98

Buckingham v Chapman QBD 21 November 1998 Claimant: Peter Buckingham, 4Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Before the accident, claimant, an £80,000-a-year civil engineer, was regarded as “happy, energetic and easy-going”. As a result of the accident, he will require the supervision of others for the rest of his life. Judge said he no longer makes […]

US senators focus on Clinton plans for domain name register

(Elizabeth Davidson reports) US president Bill Clinton’s proposals to set up an American body to register domain names will come under the scrutiny of the House of Representatives for the first time this week. Clinton wants to set up a US-based non-profit-making organisation to register top level domain names the Web address suffix which identifies […]

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