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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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In brief: McGrigor Donald partner joins Hammonds

Former McGrigor Donald partner David Baylis is now a partner in the corporate finance unit at Hammond Suddards. Baylis, who was at Allen & Overy for 10 years before joining McGrigor Donald, is being appointed as part of the firm’s programme of growth in the corporate finance field.

Use lottery to pick peers says barrister

A BARRISTER has won a national award for his plan to use a weekly national lottery draw to choose members of the House of Lords. Chancery specialist Daniel Lightman is this year’s winner of the Politics Social Innovations Award, handed out by the Institute for Social Innovations. In his entry, the barrister from Charles Sparrow […]

Take a risk by being positive

Risk management is a concept which does not sit easily with the legal profession. But lawyers are soon to have a rude awakening on this front when Lord Irvine’s reforms begin to take shape. The idea is that, since they make money out of cases, they should be willing to fork out money to support […]

Ringing the changes at the Bar. Victoria Thompson urges chambers to reorganise to survive

Many solicitors still perceive the Bar as being a long way from providing an efficient, business-like or even courteous service. But with the changing economic climate, survival and growth is guaranteed only for those sets that are client-led and focused. Solicitors are simply demanding value for money and business professionalism. If the Bar continues to […]

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