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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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Deals summary

Macfarlanes (Nicola Richards, Simon Perry, John Skelton, Luke Morris) advised majority shareholders Cinven and Royal Bank Private Equity on the merger of brick manufacturers Chelwood Group and Ambion Brick Company. At the same time, the existing debt was refinanced by a £50m syndication loan led by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Barclays Bank. […]

ABA opens billable hours investigation

The American Bar Association (ABA) has launched an investigation into billable hours The investigation stems from concerns that the pressures of meeting billing targets are affecting the well-being of lawyers. Reports have suggested that pro bono participation is down because lawyers in large firms have little time for voluntary work. As salaries rise, so do […]

Eversheds bio head to launch Olswang group

Olswang is bringing in Eversheds equity partner and London head of biosciences Michael Burdon to set up a new full-service biosciences group Burdon set up Eversheds’ biosciences group in London, and was approached by Olswang to launch a similar practice. The move will take Olswang beyond its media and communications core.Burdon’s biosciences group will work […]

Cobbetts sends top guns to Read Hind

Manchester firm Cobbetts has sent a team of partners and senior solicitors over to its merger partner Read Hind Stewart in Leeds The team of six will be there for up to two years to oversee the firms’ integration. Managing partner Michael Shaw will spend half his week in Leeds and construction partner Peter Taylor […]

Appeal Court blasts employment tribunal

An employment tribunal (ET) accused by a lay representative of being racist has had its wrists slapped by the Court of Appeal After Errol Harry, a regular representative in the ET, accused the panel of racism, the tribunal decided to recuse (refuse to hear) the case, labelling the accusations as “scandalous”. But last week the […]

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