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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 […]

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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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Some mirth emerged in the otherwise bleak proceedings between Peter Bloxham and his former firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. As reported on www.thelawyer.com (10 July), there was a group of partners who (officially or unofficially, depending on whether you take the Freshfields or Bloxham view) represented the interests of the older partners at the firm. They […]

Microsoft shakes up legal team

Microsoft UK has restructured its legal department, promoting commercial lawyer Dervish Tayyip to manage the legal group. Tayyip replaces Chris Parker, who has been promoted to senior director for law and corporate affairs in the UK. Before starting his new role, Tayyip managed the legal support for Microsoft’s services business across Europe, the Middle East […]

Semple Fraser seals landmark waste ruling

Scottish firm Semple Fraser has scored a key ruling at the Court of Appeal on the legal definition of waste. The firm, acting for OSS Group, a collector and recycler of waste oils, sought to clear up the definition of waste after the Government and the Environment Agency failed to agree on the official interpretation […]

SJ Berwin worst for CO2 emissions

SEVEN of the country’s top 20 law firms have released their carbon emission counts, with SJ Berwin spewing forth the most carbon at 19.2 tonnes of CO2 per lawyer. The firm is officially carbonneutral and claims to have been so since 2001. It has planted more than 15,000 trees in the UK to offset its […]

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