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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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New York firms mastermind Chase Manhattan merger

Four top US corporate firms based in New York drove the legal work behind the merger of US banks Chemical Banking Corporation and the Chase Manhattan Corporation. The new institution, adopting the Chase name, will be the largest bank in the US, with nearly $300 billion in assets and $20 billion in shareholders’ equity. Chase […]

Goldsmith in tune with worldwide legal harmony

THE DIFFERENCES in world laws are a “barrier to justice” and practitioners should work towards unifying legislation across the globe, Bar chair Peter Goldsmith QC says. Goldsmith last week called for the establishment of an international standing committee to monitor, co-ordinate and promote legal unification and said lawyers should set up a “legal superhighway” to […]

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