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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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Mills & Reeve enjoys 14 per cent turnover hike to £57m

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Bircham expenses blamed for PEP dip

Bircham Dyson Bell has posted a turnover of £31.5m for 2006-07, up 7 per cent from last year’s £30.1m. But average profit per equity partner (PEP) is projected to slump by around 12 per cent, from £310,000 to £270,000. Managing partner Guy Vincent said the results did fall slightly short of expectations, but that the […]

Work Life Quiz: Mirza Ahmad, Birmingham City Council

What was your first-ever job?A summer vacation job as a remittance clerk in a commercial bank in London. What time do you usually leave the office?If I’m lucky I’m usually home by around 7.45pm. What do you do at weekends?Recover and catch up on the previous week’s work and prepare for the week ahead. What’s […]

Withers on recruitment roll with Addleshaws media partner

Private client specialist Withers has hired its second partner in as many months, swooping for Addleshaw Goddard media and public law partner Jennifer McDermott. In May Withers boosted its London office with funds partner John Greenword from offshore firm Appleby. McDermott specialises in media advice to wealthy individuals as well as companies. Her clients include […]

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