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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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Partnerships: Age-old questions

The need to effectively manage the workforce is the most common justification given by firms for having a fixed retirement age. But, argues Peter McMaster, it is far from being watertight under current legislation. It has been unlawful to practice age discrimination against your partners since the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations came into effect in […]

CC’s surprising redundancies

Clifford Chance‘s announcement yesterday that it was making 20 lawyers redundant in New York and Washington DC is not the first time lawyers in the US have faced the chop this year (see story). It’s not even the first time that Clifford Chance lawyers have been made redundant; the firm laid off six structured finance […]

SRA and Law Society face off over review

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has accused the Law Society of overstepping its remit by launching a review of the regulation of the profession. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has accused the Law Society of overstepping its remit by launching a potentially dramatic review of the regulation of the legal profession. The Law Society publicly announced […]

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