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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 […]

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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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World Court will be inundated with cases

An international criminal court would be unable to deal with the majority of those responsible for war crimes according to delegates at the 10th annual Society for the Reform of Criminal Law conference. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for the setting up of the international court to combat “crimes against humanity”. But drawing […]

Time to bring discrimination to an end

In the light of the Policy Studies Institute’s latest report, the Law Society must take immediate action to eradicate discrimination in the profession, says Hannah Wiskin. Hannah Wiskin is chair of the Trainee Solicitors Group. The Fourth study commissioned from the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) by the Law Society has finally been published. Once again, […]

Insurers attacked for 'sitting on the fence'

After-the-event legal insurer Brian Raincock has attacked the Association of British Insurers (ABI) for “sitting on the fence” over the issue of expanding conditional fees insurance beyond personal injury cases. Raincock, managing director of Litigation Protection, said that despite a request from the Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) the ABI had so far not come up […]

Lawyers grasp the Internet

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