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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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Offshore: Channel Islands

On 1 July the EU directive on the taxation of savings income will come into force. It will also become effective in the Channel Islands via agreements with individual countries within the EU. The directive allows three member states to adopt withholding tax for a transitional period, while the other 22 member states will adopt […]

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Bristol Uni kicks off Innocence Project to balance Govt stance

“It’s perhaps the biggest miscarriage of justice in today’s system when the guilty walk away unpunished,” said the Prime Minister Tony Blair in June 2002. Dr Michael Naughton, of the School of Law at the University of Bristol, is reminded of that comment as he describes the reasons for setting up the Bristol Innocence Project. […]

FFW hikes profit by a fifth after policy shift

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has boosted its profit by a massive 19 per cent, from £325,000 last year to £390,000, following a comprehensive strategy overhaul. The firm has smashed its budget: top of equity has soared past the £600,000 barrier, which is more than £100,000 up on projections. “This is genuine growth and isn’t a […]

Simmons boosts Italy with A&O raid

Simmons & Simmons is continuing to resurrect its Italian operation with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Andrea Cristaudi. Cristaudi specialises in corporate finance, capital markets transactions and financial services regulation. He has advised a range of Italian and foreign banks, including Banca IMI, Banca Intesa, MCC and Société Générale, on corporate transactional work, […]

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Your article ‘OFT forced to pay costs on Pernod’s Bacardi row’ (9 May) contained errors, including: The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) was not ordered to pay the bulk or 75 per cent of Pernod’s costs. Only on the issue of admissibility was the order for 75 per cent. In total the OFT was only […]

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