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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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Tough outlook for graduates

There are still more graduates applying for training contracts and pupillages than are available, reports Grania Langdon-Down. Grania Langdon-Down is a freelance journalist. Thousands of graduates are still set on a career in the law despite horror stories of huge debts and fierce competition for training contracts and pupillages. The market for trainee solicitors has […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 19/5/98

Injunction against television programme refused (1) Service Corporation International (2) Associated Funeral Directors v (1) Channel 4 Television Corporation (2) Hardcash Productions (1998) Ch.D (Lightman J) 12/5/98 Charles Gray and Mark Warby instructed by Dibb Lupton, Birmingham for the plaintiffs. James Price and Jacob Dean instructed by DJ Freeman for the defendants. The plaintiffs, owners […]

Protection has its price

The new Data Protection Act will hit some companies hard, but not everyone will be protected, reports Kiran Sandford. Kiran Sandford is a partner in the IT/Telecoms group in City law firm, Taylor Joynson Garrett. Law firms are busy preparing for a last minute rush of enquiries from clients concerned about how the new Data […]

US work ethic

Elisha Flax says that being part of a US law firm which is based in London brings both rewards and risks. Elisha Flax is a solicitor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. When I first thought about joining a US firm in London, the questions that crossed my mind were standard concerns: will they […]

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