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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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Linnells refocuses as offices break away

Oxfordshire-based Linnells is demerging two branch offices and losing four partners in a move to refocus the practice on commercial property and corporate work. The 24-partner firm’s branches in Newport Pagnell and Milton Keynes are breaking away to merge with fellow Oxfordshire firm Borneo Martell. The merged firm will be known as Borneo Linnells and […]

Woolf reforms fail to deliver on costs claims new survey

The Woolf reforms have failed to deliver the cuts in litigation and costs that they were designed to achieve, says a new report. Four out of five FTSE 1000 companies surveyed believe that levels of litigation have not been reduced by the reforms, while three in five say that they have not saved money when […]

Weil Gotshal poaches trio to open Frankfurt office

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges is opening an office in Frankfurt to broaden its global capital markets capacity. Weil Gotshal & Manges plans to open the German office later this summer with three lawyers who have been headhunted. Two partners are understood to have resigned from their current positions, and the third is thought […]

Partner quits Sales Vincent

Troubled Paris firm Sales Vincent et Associes has lost a partner to US firm Proskauer Rose. Yasmine Tarasewicz joined Proskauer on 1 April as a partner, taking with her four associates and annual billings in excess of $2m (£1.25m). Her arrival doubles the size of the US firm’s Paris office. Her expertise in corporate reorganisations […]

Witnessing the decline

Since the Woolf reforms were introduced a year ago, the role of the expert witness in civil cases has significantly diminished. Elizabeth Davidson reports on why experts are being phased out of the courtroom. One year on from the most radical reforms of the civil justice system this century, many experts are hanging on by […]

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