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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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Clarification

In the 28 October issue, it was incorrectly reported that Beachcroft Wansbroughs was guilty of overcharging Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA) and ordered to repay fees. We would like to clarify that the firm accepted that it could not prove compliance with Rule 15 and reached an amicable settlement directly with ISHA.

Lex Mundi gives New Zealander chairman post

Lex Mundi has appointed its first New Zealander to the position of chairman. Greg Trowers is a resources and infrastructure partner at New Zealand firm Simpson Grierson. Four new directors were also elected to the board.

Singapore creates double panels for energy market

A number of high-profile Singapore lawyers have scored top spots on two new panels created by the Singapore government The panels are intended to help regulate the country’s new wholesale electricity market, the Energy Market Company (EMC), which is due to open in the next few months. The two new panels are the Market Surveillance […]

Leigh Day sues Cape for shirked payments to SA

Leigh Day & Co is suing building materials company Cape, the company that it successfully negotiated a £21m settlement with on behalf of South African miners with asbestosis Following Cape’s failure to fulfil its settlement agreement, Leigh Day has paid £20,000 out of its own pocket to maintain a South African trust that is distributing […]

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