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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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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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Hunton’s on the ball

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Sainsbury’s astonished by OFT’s embarrassing U-turn

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has made an astounding U-turn, announcing its intention to refer an investigation into the grocery sector to the Competition Commission six months after declaring that no inquiry was necessary. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has made an astounding U-turn, announcing its intention to refer an investigation into the grocery sector to […]

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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has appointed Michael Forbes Smith as its new director general, replacing Dair Farrar-Hockley following his retirement in December 2005. Smith has 30 years of international experience working on four continents. He was most recently the first resident British ambassador in Tajikistan. Prior to that he was deputy high commissioner in […]

SJ Berwin raids Freshfields for Paris partner

SJ Berwin has bolstered its Paris office to 12 partners following the hire of Fanny Combourieu from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Combourieu joins the tax department as its second partner in Paris, effective 1 May. She was previously counsel at Freshfields. Gemma Westacott

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