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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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Vetting may deny small firms role in PFI system

Small law firms are likely to be ousted from Private Finance Initiative (PFI) work following the Government’s announcement that advisers will have to be vetted by a new Treasury taskforce to be established this week. Paymaster General Geoffrey Robinson is setting up the taskforce today, to replace the semi-independent PFI panel and to approve the […]

Call to help Kenyan lawyers

Local law societies in England and Wales are being encouraged to form links with lawyers in Kenya as part of a new initiative to prevent human rights abuses of lawyers by the Kenyan authorities. The call to forge links is contained in a report on human rights abuses in Kenya drawn up by the Law […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 01/07/97

Investors Compensation Scheme claim form appeal (1) Investors Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society (2) Investors Compensation Scheme v Hopkins & Son (3) Alford & ors v West Bromwich Building Society (4) Armitage v West Bromwich Building Society (1997) Court: HL (Lords Goff, Lloyd, Hoffmann, Hope and Clyde) 19/6/9Summary: The true meaning of the […]

Hillsborough case goes into extra time

The case of the four members of the South Yorkshire Police Force who claimed damages over mental trauma they claimed they suffered as a result of involvement in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in April 1989 may now go to the House of Lords. Three Law Lords have already considered an application by the Chief Constable […]

Censuring the media's lack of censorship

The High Court must decide whether two newspapers’ stories were likely to influence a jury’s decision, reports Roger Pearson. Judgment is pending in a contempt of court case involving the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Mail. The Attorney General, John Morris, has accused the newspapers of contempt for publishing stories about a Salford home […]

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