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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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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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Decision day in Ashurst senior partner ballot

The race to become Ashurst senior partner is entering its final day today (Monday 22 September) as the firm’s partners conclude their voting. Several Ashurst sources say that the contest between corporate head Charlie ­Geffen and litigation head Ed Sparrow is a close one, ­splitting partner sentiment down the middle. The pair are vying to […]

Skadden Arps gets Nomura mandate in Lehman Asia buy

Skadden Arps gets Nomura mandate in Lehman Asia buy” />Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has advised Japanese bank Nomura on its winning auction bid for Lehman Brothers’ Asian operations. Linklaters‘ Hong Kong office advised the provisional liquidator to the Lehman Hong Kong operation, KPMG. Nomura’s purchase was led by Skadden’s corporate co-head and Hong […]

Partners agree to Orrick-Hölters & Elsing merger

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and German firm Hölters & Elsing have sealed their merger after holding partnership votes last week. Orrick sealed the tie-up following nine months of negotiations. The US firm guaranteed that Hölters would be allowed to maintain its existing overseas friendship relationships, billing rates and clients. Hölters currently works with […]

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Halliwells to cut up to 40 property staff

Halliwells has become the latest firm to launch a redundancy consultation across its real estate practice, potentially cutting as many as 40 staff. The consultation will affect both fee-earners and support staff in the firm’s Liverpool, London Manchester and Sheffield offices. The news comes just two days after Wragge & Co announced a similar consultation […]

ADR giant jams sets out stall in London; Europe, Asia next

Jams, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the world, is to open in ­London. The US-based organisation is currently in the final stages of completing a new strategic plan launched early in 2008. The details are yet to be thrashed out, but the decision to start rolling out the Jams […]

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