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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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Pinsents facing £18m action for negligence

Pinsent Masons is on the receiving end of an £18m negligence claim following advice it gave to trustees of a pension fund in 1998. The Court of Appeal rejected Pinsents’ appeal last week on a preliminary issue in the case, which is due to go to the High Court next January. Capital Cranfield Trustees brought the claim against […]

Freshfields wins lead role on Debenhams recapitalisation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed its position as lead adviser to Debenhams with a major role on the company’s £2bn refinancing. A Freshfields team led by finance partner Brian Gray and corporate partners Patrick Gaynor and Karen Fountain have been advising on a complex recapitalisation of the high street giant with a view to a flotation. Gray […]

Irish competition ace joins Monckton

Monckton Chambers has brought in Irish silk Michael Collins SC as a door tenant in a further boost to the set’s competition expertise. Collins is called to the Bar in England and Wales as well as Ireland. He worked with Shearman & Sterling in the 1980s as a member of the New York Bar, and […]

BLG reels as non-contentious team splinters

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has been rocked by the loss of its superstar head of commercial and technology Kit Burden to DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Burden’s defection follows hard on the heels of the departures of former corporate chief John Longdon and former banking head Graham Wedlake to the London arm of Chicago’s […]

Taylor Wessing senior partner gives up post

Taylor Wessing‘s longstanding UK senior partner Richard Marsh is to stand down after seven years in the role. Marsh will return to full-time fee-earning as head of the firm’s commercial disputes and insolvency group. The current head of the UK leveraged private equity and international private capital groups Martin Winter will take over as senior […]

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