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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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Prisoners in the US, who can now turn to the guards trying to strap them into a “stun belt” or restraint chair and tell them that they are almost certainly violating the International Treaty Against Torture. A United Nations monitoring body has urged US officials to abolish these devices which are commonly used to transport […]

Senior partner steps down as Richards Butler changes title

Richards Butler’s senior partner is stepping down after nearly a decade in the job, to become head of the firm’s employment practice. Tim Archer, who has served three consecutive terms as senior partner, is filling the void left by highly-rated employment partner Georgina Keane, who left the firm in February to join Lawrence Graham. Archer […]

Are you ready to break free from Sif?

As the abolition of Sif gets closer Trevor Moss asks whether the qualifying insurers provide a viable alternative. With more of a whimper than a fanfare, the list of qualifying insurers was listed on the Law Society website last week. From 1 September, the Solicitor’s Indemnity Fund (Sif) will cease to exist and solicitors’ professional […]

Biddle loses partner to US firm

West Coast US firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker is taking a partner from City firm Biddle, boosting its London office to 12 lawyers. Dual qualified banking and insolvency lawyer Karol Denniston led Biddle’s US desk. She joins the US firm as of counsel, the equivalent of a salaried partner, and will focus on high […]

Weil Gotshal hires in-house SEC counsel

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ Washington office is bolstering its practice with the appointment of an in-house counsel from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Catherine Dixon, chief counsel of the division of corporate finance at the SEC, will join the US firm in June as a partner. She will be part of Weil Gotshal’s SEC […]

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