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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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Garrigues tops Spanish revenue league

Garrigues continues to be the largest Spanish law firm both in terms of income and total number of lawyers, but revenue per lawyer (RPL) is still substantially lower than at its major competitors. According to the annual ranking of Spanish law firms published by the newspaper Expansion, Garrigues brought in Euro296.8m (£256.5m) during its 2008 […]

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Field Fisher lays off another seven fee-earners

Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. The firm began consulting with fee-earners in its real estate, corporate and commercial practices last month and, while seven people have come forward […]

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Citi law firm guru predicts end of associate lockstep

Citi Private Bank’s Dan DiPietro, one of the world’s best-known specialists on law firm finances, is urging New York’s top firms to take a lead in reshaping associate compensation. DiPietro, head of Citi ­Private Bank’s law firm group, says there is “a real opportunity” for top-tier firms to be innovative if they are prepared to […]

France’s Cotty Vivant boosts partnership with double promotion

French firm Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral has promoted two associates to partner, bringing its partner headcount to 14. Roman Chiss and Franck Le Mentec will both be partners in Cotty Vivant’s Paris office. The firm also has a presence in Tokyo, Singapore and Dubai. Chiss is an employment lawyer and will lead the team […]

Quinn Emanuel bags A&O partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is preparing for the pickup in finance-related litigation with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) structured finance star Dan Cunningham. As TheLawyer.com revealed (19 March), the A&O US senior partner is defecting to the litigation firm in July. Cunningham joins as a partner in New York in the […]

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