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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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Patrick Hurd announces alliance with accountants

Private client tax sole practitioner Patrick Hurd has joined forces with 11-partner accountants Hughes Allen in what is believed to be the first one-stop-shop alliance between an existing law practice and an accountancy firm. Patrick Hurd’s firm Wycombe Hurd & Co, which employs a qualified accountant, will move into an office alongside Hughes Allen’s existing […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 07/10/97

Professional negligence against solicitors in 87 cases Bristol & West Building Society v Fancy & Jackson; Same (plaintiff) v Defendants in 1995 B2165, 1995 B2401, 1995 B2468, 1995 B2858, 1995 B3197, 1996 B0784 (1997) Court: Ch.D Bristol District Registry (Chadwick J) (4/7/97) Summary: 87 claims for professional negligence brought by a building society against firms […]

Dentons' China call

Denton Hall has been appointed as part of an advisory team sponsored by the Asian Development Bank to assist the Chinese government on the Chengdu Water Project, the first water treatment facility to be put out for competitive bid under the country’s experimental build, operate and transfer programme. Denton Hall is also part of a […]

Consumer Protection Act probes the pill

An increasing number of manufacturers of the contraceptive pill are being sued for negligence, reports Roger Pearson A growing number of cases are going to the High Court in which manufacturers of birth-control pills are being sued. Two of the latest cases centre on the Femodene-brand contraceptive pill with one of them also involving Marvelon. […]

Online service spreads its wings

Elizabeth Davidson reports. An Irish legal and business information provider is launching an online service in the UK in the new year. Dublin-based Lawlink signed an agreement last week with Maid, one of the world’s largest business information providers, to expand its Internet service to the UK. Lawlink, a joint venture between the IFG Group […]

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