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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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Vinson transfers dispute expert to bolster London

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Camerons acts with theatre to help children become luvvies

CMS Cameron McKenna has begun a two-year partnership with Donmar Warehouse Theatre as part of its expanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Camerons and Donmar have launched ‘Creating a Scene’, a project that aims to get young people from inner-London communities into theatre-devising workshops. The Donmar is based in London’s West End. Mark Nichols, partner […]

The work-life quiz

What was your first-ever job?A trainee in a factory for Mr Kipling Cakes. What was your first-ever job? A trainee in a factory for Mr Kipling Cakes. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Being asked to bring a filthy desk up from the basement, J Cloth in hand. Rather than thank me, my […]

Addleshaws sets up LLP advice unit

Addleshaw Goddard is beefing up its partnership law offering by adding project management to the advice it can offer to professional clients converting to LLP status. The move comes on the back of the arrival of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw partnership expert Richard Linsell, who joined Addleshaws as a partner in January this year. In addition […]

London stalling

As the case of Elephant & Castle proves, there is a whole array of issues that can hinder the process of regenerating sites in the capital. Douglas Evans looks at the problems Planning in the capital is about regenerating communities and underused urban assets. Locations and values demonstrate extremes. However, in some respects London is […]

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