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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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Fried Frank launches English law practice

New York firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is launching its English law practice with a new partner from O’Melveny & Myers in London. Fried Frank ended its longstanding capital markets joint venture with Simmons & Simmons at the start of the year. It is now taking on finance lawyer Christopher Kandel to focus […]

The South West & Wales: CHOSEN COUNSEL

Counsel used recently by the Welsh National Assembly: Jonathan Crowe, 4 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London. Advised on contract and procurement of IT services. Michael Farmer QC, Sedan House Chambers, Chester. Nominated to conduct investigation regarding disciplinary proceedings for the chief executive of Vale of Glamorgan council. Kenneth Howells, 9 Stone Buildings, London. Advised on […]

Assembling the local bar

Are Cardiff clerks hindering the development of their barristers, who risk losing out to London sets? Bal Khela reports Critics of the Cardiff bar say that it is failing to address new challenges presented by both the Mercantile Court and the Welsh National Assembly, leaving it in danger of losing out to London chambers. Senior […]

SECURITISATION

Linklaters & Alliance acted for Irish financial institutions EBS Building Society and the Bank of Ireland on mortgage securitisations valued at more than euro995m (£609m). Advice was given on two separate securitisations, the first on a pool of financial mortgages for the Bank of Ireland worth euro500m (£313m), and the second on a pool of […]

Scuffle of the Week

The Queen’s cousin Lady Elizabeth Anson and socialite Ivana Trump were both ticked off by Recorder David Barnard for refusing to go to mediation over a bill for a surprise party. A seven-year spat between the two ended with a £110,000 legal bill for loser Anson, who in 1993 was hired by Trump to organise […]

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