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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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Freshfields recruits US securities partner

Freshfields has recruited a fourth US securities partner to its London-based team headed by Tom Joyce. She is Sarah Murphy, currently London-based European counsel at leading Wall Street firm Cravath Swaine & Moore where she has been for 14 years.

Why alliances rarely work

Bradford W Hildebrandt analyses the reasons why alliances are doomed. Bradford W Hildebrandt is the chairman of multidisciplinary management consulting firm Hildebrandt Inc. What follows may cast doubt on the concept of integrated law firm alliances that became very popular in the late 1980s. I am not talking about large organisations such as Lex Mundi, […]

SIF debate throws no light

Brian Marson is not impressed by the Law Society’s attempt at a debate on the indemnity shortfall and neither is he happy with SIF’s explanations. Brian Marson is managing partner of Marsons. It is still unclear exactly how large the shortfall is on our self-insured fund. If we accept the figure of £433m, which is […]

Is it not time for the liquidator's gravy train to come to a halt?

Lawyers and liquidators have been riding the insolvency gravy train for too long. The public is starting to notice. A Hong Kong judge’s remark this month on the Peregrine insolvency – that the lawyers’ relationship with the liquidator seemed “too cosy” – was telling. When a liquidator gets appointed by a court, he is effectively […]

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