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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 […]

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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-house lawyer Suzanne Chase represented building materials retailer Wickes in its sale and lease back of two stores to Guardian Nominees, advised by Slaughter and May. Guernsey firm Wedlake Bell McKean acted for Henderson Real Estate Strategy, which sold the freehold of one of the stores to Wickes before Wickes sold it on.

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The Association of Solicitors in Investment Management has set up links with Step, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. The organisations last week attended Asim’s London regional meeting held at Speechly Bircham and are making plans to have future joint meetings. Asim member Andrew Murray, of Lawrence Graham, who attended the meeting said of […]

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