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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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At The Lawyer‘s recent General Counsel Strategy Summit, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLCP) hosted a round table on the topic ‘managing external and internal legal teams in a global world’, talking about the shaping of legal resources to business objectives, structures and diversity. BCLP partners Jonathan Morris & Rémy Blain led nine senior in-house lawyers […]

Challenging year for Hill Dickinson as turnover drops below £100m

Hill Dickinson‘s turnover has fallen below £100m in a challenging year for the firm, which also saw profits decline marginally following a large team sale to Keoghs. The national firm has been in state of flux over the last 18 months as it has looked to overhaul its business in light of a number of […]

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Ashurst back on form with double-digit PEP growth

Two years after reporting a 10 per cent slump in its average profit per equity partner (PEP), Ashurst is back on track, reporting double-digit PEP growth to £743,000 in 2017/18. The news marks a turnaround in the firm’s financial fortunes, as it is an 11 per cent uplift in PEP from £672,000 last year, and […]

Walker Morris advises on C-MAC’s acquisition to expand European operations

Specialist finance and real estate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised C-MAC ELECTROMAG BVBA, a leading specialised electronics manufacturer to the European Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial markets, on its acquisition of the business and assets of SMT Developments Limited (in Administration). C-MAC takes over the Warwick-based business as a going concern from the Administrators, Moore […]

Shoosmiths advises SIG plc on £29.7m sale of construction fixings distributor

VJT, a distributor of technical fixings, fasteners and consumables to the infrastructure, commercial and wider construction industry, was sold for £29.7 million to Primary Capital, a UK private equity investment firm. The sale is in line with SIG’s medium-term divestment strategy of disposing of smaller, non-core businesses in order to refocus the group’s portfolio and […]

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