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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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DLA ex-partners return to the fold

DLA is welcoming back two former partners who left to take up in-house positions elsewhere. The former managing director of Fulham Football Club Michael Fiddy will join DLA’s City office as a partner in the new year.He will be joined by the former financial regulation partner Peter Bibby, who left DLA in May 1998 to […]

Keele University tops the table for research

Law faculty league table rejigged as research gets £1bn boost from Government University law department league tables have been dramatically reshuffled by a nationwide £1bn funding exercise to reward research.Figures from the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) reveal that eight university law departments have been awarded a five-star rating, a grade which indicates that more […]

Finance roundup

Review of the year Bradford & Bingley sets up commercial law panelBradford & Bingley set up its first ever formal legal panel for corporate and commercial work. The bank used a number of firms on an ad hoc basis but its plan was to instruct only those firms that made it on to the panel […]

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The UK Government is getting tough on cartels and proposing that guilty directors could face harsh prison sentences. Jon Robins asks whether the measures are going too far If you thought that the dramatic conviction of Alfred Taubman, the former chairman of Sotheby’s, in New York for colluding with apparent arch-rivals at Christie’s to fix […]

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A round up of stories from the UK and around the world Hammonds votes in new London headHammond Suddards Edge has elected Jane Marshall (left) to be head of the London office. Marshall succeeds Richard Burns, who will step up to the role of senior partner next year. The national firm has undertaken a management […]

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