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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing CIRP under IBC, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

Angola’s Shipping Law Review

By Joao Afonso Fialho, Jose Miguel Oliveira, Angela Viana The fifth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes with an overview of the key issues relevant to multiple jurisdictions. We have again invited contributions on the law of leading maritime nations, including both major flag states and […]

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Ashurst, DLA, Mayer Brown advise on sale of Goldman Sachs base

Ashurst, DLA Piper and Mayer Brown have advised on the £264m sale of Goldman Sachs’ European headquarters on London’s Fleet Street. The sale of Peterborough Court and Daniel House, a 370,000 sq ft office building leased to the investment bank, comes after the property was placed in the hands of receiver Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) […]

A&O and Morgan Lewis lead as Russia’s Rosneft signs Arctic gas deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Morgan Lewis & Bockius scooped roles as Russian oil major Rosneft completed a strategic joint venture with natural gas producer Itera to jointly develop gas fields in the Russian Arctic. Rosneft retained A&O for the deal, led by Moscow-based corporate head Anton Konnov and energy partner Tim Shilling. Morgan Lewis […]

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Clifford Chance and Linklaters among firms on Cinven’s £465m pharma deal

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Travelers hires European legal chief from Flagstone Re

Travelers has hired a counsel from Flagstone Re as head of legal and compliance across its European businesses. John Abramson has replaced Alistair Gunn, who had been at the company for 20 years. It is not known where Gunn has moved to. Abramson is based in London and is charged with ensuring that Travelers’ legal […]

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