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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing CIRP under IBC, 2016

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 […]

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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Stalker act is “privacy law”, says barrister

A law aimed at preventing stalkers tailing their victims is a privacy act in disguise which could used by celebrities, royalty and crooks, according to a Newcastle barrister and former Bar Council member. Neil Addison said the Protection From Harassment Act 1997, which is expected to come into force next month, will have a far […]

Initiatives for a female future

Increasing the number of women reaching and staying at partner level is on the agenda . Although the new Parliament has an unprecedented number of female members, including several from the legal profession, the recent announcement of this year’s crop of partners shows that the legal profession still seems to be lagging behind in the […]

In brief: Medical negligence cases may rise

Plymouth-based Wolferstans is warning that there could be a rash of Hepatitus C medical negligence cases which could lead to a nationwide multi-party action, due to patients being given unscreened blood seven to eight years ago. It has been instructed by patients in the Plymouth area who have just received notification that they were infected […]

Court says no to Aids deportation

The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that the UK government will be in violation of the European Convention of Human Rights if it carries out its planned deportation of a man dying from Aids. The court ruled that the government would have been in violation of Article 3 of the Convention if […]

Compensation for sex assault

Judgment is now pending in the Court of Appeal in an action in which a woman who alleges that she was subjected to a sexual assault involving buggery and rape is challenging the refusal of the Criminal Injury Compensation board to pay compensation to her. It has been argued on her behalf that the board […]

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