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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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Lenders threaten to keep work in-house

MORTGAGE lenders have revealed their plans for the future of conveyancing in advance of the results of the Law Society’s review. If the society opts for separate representation nearly half of lenders will consider bringing the work in-house. And even if separate representation is not introduced, more than 90 per cent of lenders will restrict […]

New faces in marketing

FOUR leading law firms have re-shuffled their marketing departments after a series of departures. Clifford Chance media relations’ manager Carolyn Griffiths leaves this week after four years at the firm to train as a barrister. She read law at university and says her ambition was always to practice. She will not be immediately replaced. Linklaters […]

Bryan Cave in Far East moves

US FIRM Bryan Cave is to open offices in Hong Kong and Beijing in a bid to break into the Far East. The firm has also announced the election of Walter Metcalfe as the firm’s new chairman and Mark Hillis as managing partner. The appointments are effective immediately. Partners Peabody Hutton and Michael Morgan will […]

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