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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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DLA promotes 59 to partnership

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has promoted 59 lawyers to its partnership worldwide in the first promotions since the 2005 merger. The UK offices gained twelve new partners including four each in London and Manchester, plus two each in Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield. In the US there were 35 newly elected partners. The firm has […]

Orrick’s new London head pledges continued growth

Structured finance specialist Martin Bartlam has been appointed the new head of Orrick’s London offfice.Bartlam, a former Jones Day head of finance who spent two years as head of structured products at Credit Lyonnais (now Calyon) in London, joined Orrick in December 2004. He succeeds Adrian Harris, whose two-year term as office leader expired at […]

A&O’s Watson quits for Dechert

Allen & Overy (A&O) telecoms partner Chris Watson has become the latest partner to leave the magic circle firm. Watson, who joined A&O as a partner from Simmons & Simmons in 2000, will join Dechert’s competition practice in London at the end of the month. He announced his resignation yesterday (13 February). Commenting on his […]

Davis Polk and Milbank join in wage hike trend

Two more New York firms have raised their associate salaries, suggesting the recent wave of rises among West Coast firms is being mirrored in the east. Davis Polk & Wardwell and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy increased associate pay on Wednesday (8 February) by $20,000 (£11,000) across the board, with first-years due to receive $145,000 […]

Dewey IP team defects to Dechert

Dewey Ballantine has been rocked, with seven of its IP litigation partners jumping ship to Dechert. The departures include the highly rated James Elacqua, who only joined Dewey in 2003 as part of a raid from the now-defunct Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. Craig Allison, Jonathan Baker, Elacqua, Noemi Espinosa, Bryan Farney, Stephen Rosenman and Andrew […]

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