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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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LORD Woolf is standing down from the presidency of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI) a year after controversially agreeing to take up the post. The Master of the Rolls was the inaugural president of the institute, which was set up in November with the help of the expert witness training company Bond Solon. His appointment […]

Dibbs' Nairobi link

Anil Ishani, a consultant at Dibb Lupton Alsop, has been appointed by the Aga Khan as diplomatic representative in Nairobi, Kenya, of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of financial institutions which aims to improve living conditions in the developing and the developed world. Ishani, who will also work in Uganda and Tanzania, was […]

In brief: Former diplomat gets Herbert Smith role

City firm Herbert Smith has appointed former diplomat Sir Christopher Mallaby a non-executive member of the firm’s governing partnership council. Sir Christopher was British ambassador to France until last year and ambassador to Germany from 1982 to 1992. He also worked in UK’s Moscow embassy.

City firms take the driving seat in case management pilot

THREE City firms are considering piloting a new US litigation support product The firms are test-driving LIT CaseWorks, a case management system launched in July by Interliant, a company based in Houston, Texas to see whether they want to pilot it. CaseWorks’ manufacturer Interliant claims that the system can keep track of all the work […]

Dentons' China call

Denton Hall has been appointed as part of an advisory team sponsored by the Asian Development Bank to assist the Chinese government on the Chengdu Water Project, the first water treatment facility to be put out for competitive bid under the country’s experimental build, operate and transfer programme. Denton Hall is also part of a […]

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