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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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WilmerHale aims to triple headcount in Frankfurt

WilmerHale has vowed to triple the size of its ­Frankfurt office after its move to larger office space in the German city. The US firm launched in Frankfurt in November 2008 with a 20-lawyer team from Mayer Brown. The office now has 24 lawyers, including five partners. WilmerHale moves into a ­permanent office this week […]

Links matches Slaughters’ FTSE lead

Linklaters has caught up with Slaughter and May as the top legal adviser for FTSE100 companies. It is the first time a firm other than Slaughters has headed the table since ­Hemscott began compiling the rankings in 2005. Slaughters has traditionally been the firm of choice for large UK corporates, but Linklaters has been closing […]

SRA board responds to City ire with big firm appointments

The newly appointed board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is littered with City stars, highlighting a change in direction for the SRA, which has come under fire for failing to address the concerns of major commercial firms. The board, chaired by lawyer Peter Williamson, is dominated by people with public sector backgrounds, with just […]

BLP boosts tax and trusts with CC arrival

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is continuing to build its tax and trusts department with another recruit from Clifford Chance in the shape of private client ­partner Murray North. North is the latest in a series of hires since the recruitment of Clifford Chance partner Michael Wistow as head of tax in 2007. Head of trusts and ­personal tax […]

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