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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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'I feel totally and utterly stitched up'

Michael Martin speaks for the first time about his acrimonious split from Cloisters. Matheu Swallow reports. Senior clerk Michael Martin is an embittered man who claims his ejection, after 26 years, from Cloisters chambers has left him humiliated and close to a nervous breakdown. “I feel totally and utterly stitched up. They’ve wiped 26 years […]

Directories under fire for wasting firms' millions

Law firms are squandering millions of pounds on supporting legal directories, according to a new survey of in-house lawyers. The shock study will provide ammunition to the growing band of law firms fed up with the huge cost of marketing themselves in directories. Some City firms are known to be planning a boycott of the […]

Property

Herbert Smith represented BAA Lynton on the 25-year lease of property at Gatwick Airport to British Airways’ franchise carrier GB Airways. The original terminal building will be used as GB Airways’ headquarters. The company will move into the building in May 2000. Shelagh McKibbin (pictured), a property partner at Herbert Smith, acted on the transaction […]

US firm takes on R&W's Paris office

Rogers & Wells’ Paris office merges today (Monday) with New York firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel because it does not want to be “an appendage” to Clifford Chance’s merged monolith. Paris managing partner Alexander Marquardt’s 21-strong team becomes Kramer Levin’s first office outside Manhattan. Marquardt, in his first interview since rumours spread of the […]

Bar Council scorns LawSoc's call for a unified profession

THE Bar Council is dismissing Law Society president Robert Sayer’s calls for a unified legal profession as “Mickey Mouse policies dreamt up in Disneyland”. Sayer is calling for a unified profession within five years “with one code of conduct, one set of rules, one regulator”. But his speech, given at the Solicitors’ Law Festival in […]

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