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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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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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WESTMINSTER-based firm Lewis Silkin has launched a new media law unit headed by the former head of legal services at Anglia Television, Robin Stephenson. Stephenson joins the firm at partner level and leads a “tailored service” for the existing clients in the world of television, radio, satellite, cable and telecommunications. At Anglia, where Stephenson also […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 11/10/94

Unfair dismissal – considering reason for dismissal British Railways Board v Jackson (1994) (CA) (Neill LJ, Hoffmann LJ, Waite LJ) Summary: Legalism which industrial tribunals should try and avoid necessity for considering circumstances which employer is entitled to take into account in unfair dismissal cases. Employer’s appeal against industrial tribunal’s finding of unfair dismissal where […]

Bermans managing partner to go it alone

BERMANS managing partner Ian Short has left to start his own commercial firm. No replacement has yet been found for him and the firm is considering either a joint managing partnership or a rotating system involving several partners. Partner John Hall says: “We are very sorry to be losing Ian, but he felt that the […]

Mears' debut sparks heated debate

LAW Society Council new-comer Martin Mears has stirred up a hornet’s nest at his first meeting by proposing a controversial motion. The Norfolk solicitor broke with years of tradition with a hard-hitting maiden speech, calling on the council to take a closer look at criticisms levelled by the honorary auditor in the society’s annual report. […]

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