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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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Testing compensation levels

Judgment is now pending in a Court of Appeal battle which may see the level of personal injury compensation increase. A rare five-judge court, led by Master of the Rolls, Lord Woolf, has been asked to hold that present guidelines on compensation levels are “no longer fair and reasonable”. Eight test cases involving a spread […]

Cameron McKenna in management change to boost European growth

The firm has elected senior corporate partner Dick Tyler to replace Robert Derry-Evans as managing partner. Derry-Evans takes up the new post of chief executive. A spokesman for Camerons says the firm decided to “beef up” its management to pursue its European and global expansion strategy more aggressively

Gordons Wright enters Leeds with Cranswick Watson merger

Gordons Wright & Wright and Cranswick Watson are merging to create one of the largest firms in Yorkshire. The new firm, to be called Gordons Cranswick, will have 31 partners and 79 fee earners out of a total staff of 200. The link-up gives Bradford and Keighley-based Gordons its first Leeds operation. An insider in […]

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Scottish & Newcastle

It is nearly a year since Peter Kennerley left Simmons & Simmons, where he was a corporate partner, to join Scottish & Newcastle (S&N), the UK’s biggest brewer. “I am company secretary and corporate lawyer, so I am doing the corporate law I did before but in an in-house capacity advising the board. It is […]

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The Daily Telegraph, which successfully fought off an injunction sought by Mohamed “I beat Hamilton, I can beat you” Al Fayed (above) intended to stop publication of extracts from a book by Trevor Rees-Jones, the bodyguard who survived the crash that killed Al Fayed’s son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales. Judge Anne Rafferty QC […]

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