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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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Roger Pearson looks at how changing advisers during a High Court action can delay litigation and affect the outcome of a case. The case of Mohammed Al Fayed’s fake candelabra, reported in The Lawyer, 22 July 1997, ended in defeat for Al Fayed. However the case carries important messages for the profession, says Philip Rubens, […]

In brief: First Law Soc stand at Welsh Eisteddfod

The Law Society has for the first time run a stand at the Welsh National Eisteddfod. The stand was officially opened at the beginning of last week’s cultural festival at Bala in North Wales by the Welsh-speaking Attorney General, John Morris QC. It was jointly staffed by the Law Society regional offices in Wales, Gwynedd […]

In brief: Law Soc to survey views on conveyancing

Solicitors are being asked this month whether they want the Law Society to amend its regulations to restrict conveyancing solicitors in acting for both lenders and borrowers. The Law Society’s policy committee has issued a questionnaire to all firms asking them to choose between four options: leaving the rules as they are; amending them so […]

Lawyers are the stars of courtroom drama

Chris Fogarty witnesses the defence and prosecution unite in the case against trial by media in the US justice system. For us attorneys the history of the world can be divided into two distinct eras: pre-OJ and post-OJ. The Simpson trial has radically altered the legal landscape. No longer is it enough to win over […]

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