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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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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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Recently Tulkinghorn and his minions were compiling stats on partner moves over the past three years for The Lawyer’s spanking new career report. (Admittedly, any info gathering can be a tedious exercise, but it is nevertheless vital for all that. Honest.) As an added ingredient, the hacks had requested the recent hires and promotions be split along […]

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South African competition law still needs further clarification in the wake of HCI’s takeover of Johnnic. Julius Oosthuizen reports The hostile takeover bid by South African investment holding company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) for control of its rival Johnnic Holdings should be of more than passing interest to UK corporate lawyers: first for its sheer […]

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