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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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Bevan Ashford pair wooed by Osbornes

Osborne Clarke has poached leading South West corporate partner Paul Cooper along with rising star Patrick Graves from Bristol rival Bevan Ashford. Cooper, the head of Bevans’ company/commercial practice and a partner there for 16 years, said the approach from Osborne Clarke, which concentrates more on corporate work, had been too tempting to resist. Bevan […]

South West firms tie the knot

Yeovil firm Porter Bartlett & Mayo and Taunton practice Dodson Harding have merged to form a new 25-partner firm, Porter Dodson, which places it among the top 10 firms in the south west. The new firm has 56 lawyers in total and has 10 offices spread throughout the region. Robert Fox, a partner with the […]

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Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for the joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and Enteract on the construction, selling and underletting of the Johnson Fry Laser XI Royal Quays Enterprise Zone, a microelectronics research centre in Newcastle, launched as a property unit trust. Macfarlanes acted for the trust and Ward Hadaway acted for the first purchaser […]

Hanging on to your investment

Many firms feel frustrated that the trainees they spend thousands of pounds on do not stay for long, writes Peter Weiss. Peter Weiss is a freelance journalist. Specialist recruitment agencies and other industry insiders estimate that law firms spend between £60,000 and £80,000 on each of their trainees only to see many of them leave […]

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