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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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Gomez-Acebo divorces Portuguese ally

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Charles Russell takes Yamana Gold from AIM to LSE

Charles Russell has scored a role advising Canada’s Yamana Gold on its graduation from AIM to the London Stock Exchange’s main market. Led by corporate finance head Simon Gilbert, a team made up of solicitors Adam Carling and Ruth Morrow worked alongside Mark Bennett, Andrea Fitzgerald and Sofia Tsakos of Canadian firm Cassels Brock and […]

Norton Rose beats A&O to advise UK-Netherlands electricity tie-up

Norton Rose has scooped the advisory role for a multimillion-pound tie-up between the UK’s National Grid and Dutch electricity supplier TenneT. The deal, which will need an investment of e600m (£406.69m), will see BritNed Development construct a new interconnector between the National Grid and TenneT. The 260km subsea link will provide energy to the UK […]

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Banking & Finance: Sukuk succour

It’s not just pro-Muslim sentiment that is fuelling the emerging Islamic finance market, Government legislation is lending a helping hand too. By Farmida Bi As law firms and investment banks stampede into the Gulf, the UK Government continues to legislate to support the City’s claim to be the international centre for Islamic finance. But against […]

DLA Piper confirms Munich entrance

DLA Piper is set to add to its empire of offices with a launch in Munich, in a bid to crack the German IP/IT market. As first reported by The Lawyer last June, DLA Piper has been looking to add Munich to its German network of offices in Cologne, Hamburg and Frankfurt. German managing partner […]

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