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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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Andersens’ Brazil ally plans local merger

Andersen Legal’s Brazilian alliance partner Branco Advogados Associados is merging with local firm Thiollier & Pinheiro Advogados. The merger will create a 50-lawyer firm which will be known as Thiollier Pinheiro & Branco Advogados, with offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Rubens Branco, a partner at Branco Advogados Associados, which was the original […]

Australia fails to dominate Asia Pacific M&A top ten

Only four Australian firms have made it into the top 10 of legal advisers acting on Asia Pacific M&A. The Allens Arthur Robinson Group has emerged as the leading firm, advising on deals worth $13.1bn (£8.8bn), according to the half-yearly data compiled by Thomson Financial Securities Data. The rankings are based on completed deals concerning […]

Book Review

Managing Key Clients by Kevin Walker with Paul Denvir and Cliff Ferguson, published by Continuum Publishers ISBN 0826447104 THEY are every law firm’s dream – loyal clients who continue to provide them with work at good rates, who include them in their thinking when new areas of work arise and pay their bills without protest. […]

A sure financial success

Alison Clarke says that despite a drop in work at the bar, financial services barristers are working harder than ever Although some areas of the bar may be facing a downturn, the financial services sector is not one of them. If anything, it is booming. Indeed, solicitors and barristers predict an increase in growth in […]

Case of the week

McDonald’s v Customers. The fast food giant will face the wrath of 20 UK customers who claim to have been burned by its tea or coffee in a case that is similar to the actions brought against the burger chain across the Atlantic. Manchester High Court is due to hear allegations that McDonald’s knowingly served […]

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