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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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Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has appointed an M&A partner to bolster its Silicon Valley presence. Marc Packer is joining the Palo Alto practice from the New York office of Dewey Ballantine. Packer began his career in Skaddens’ New York office in 1985 where he worked on a number of high-profile deals, including the […]

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One Essex Court and 2 Paper Buildings merge

The troubled chambers of Sir Ivan Lawrence QC at One Essex Court and Desmond De Silva’s 2 Paper Buildings have merged to become a 52-tenant set. Lawrence moved to 2 Paper Buildings along with six other practitioners in February. Both sets then entered into formal discussions about a full-blown merger. Lawrence chose to remain head […]

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Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) is losing an insurance and reinsurance partner to one of its clients, Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Edward Foss is joining the company, the fifth-largest broker in the world, in the new year, although a date has not yet been fixed. He is set to join the in-house department to specialise in litigation […]

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