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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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Glasgow chief loses job

Bird Semple chief executive Neill Mulvie has lost his job in a management shake-up. The management board of senior partners to which Mulvie reported has been abolished and Gordon Hollerin, who has been with the firm for 20 years, will become managing partner. Mulvie, a non-lawyer, was brought in during the late 1980s when Bird […]

Malaysia takes on UN

United Nations Special Rapporteur and former Malaysian Bar council chairman, Dato Param Cumaraswamy, is facing defamation and slander writs for RM120m (about £30m) over a magazine article questioning the independence of the Malaysian judiciary. The move has been condemned by the International Bar Association, which argues that Cumaraswamy is immune from legal action because his […]

Bitter response to Irvine's 'hijack'

Pressure groups have expressed anger and bitter disappointment that last week’s House of Lords debate on civil court fees was hijacked by the issue of fat-cat barristers. There is also concern that the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg QC, used the debate as a way of warning judges, who have been highly critical of […]

US firms limber up in London

The first necessity for a US firm which is looking for global capacity is a London office, according to Francis Quinlan As the financial markets and multinational corporations put their arms around the world, the management consultancies and Big Six accountancy firms servicing them are following. It is a trend which is now beginning to […]

Al Fayed gets bronzed off by forgeries

The antiques dealer that Al Fayed wants to sue over fake candelabra is seeking to have the claim struck out, reports Roger Pearson Harrods boss Mohammed Al Fayed is waiting to hear whether he can continue with a High Court claim over four pairs of gilded bronze candelabra that he bought but which turned out […]

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