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Significant beneficial owner: SEBI makes listed companies comply

On 7 December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued circular No SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2018/0000000149 (Circular) to modify Circular No. CIR/CFD/CMD/13/2015 dated 30 November 2015 (Format for Disclosure of Holding of Specified Securities and Shareholding Pattern) issued under Regulation 31 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. Pursuant to the modification, […]

New amendments to CIRP regulations – Relief for bidders and dissenting financial creditors

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) amended the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the fourth time in 2018 on 5 October 2018 through the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations). The Amendment Regulations have come into force on 5 […]

Risks for liability insurers and their insureds: #MeToo

By Susie Wakefield, Antonia Blackwell One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. These headlines have brought the issue of how employers tackle sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. In addition to dealing with any allegations of sexual harassment, organisations will […]

Zero-hours contracts – Common pitfalls for employers

By Jo Tunnicliff “Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,” says Matthew Taylor, the government’s lead reviewer of modern working practices. As our previous article set out, the Taylor Review made recommendations designed to improve the working conditions of individuals working in the gig economy, including zero-hours […]

The international capital markets review

By José Pedro Fazenda Martins, Orlando Vogler Guiné The Portuguese economy has been recovering strongly since the end of the financial crisis and the successful conclusion of the Financial Assistance Programme, benefiting from healthy dynamics in the tourism sector and improved investment in various other sectors. The improving of leading indicators, the expansion of industrial production, […]

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Partnerships: Limited thinking

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Lovells lands waste PFI for Veolia

Lovells has advised Veolia Environmental Services on a 27-year waste PFI deal, having been appointed to the company’s panel earlier this year. Veolia won preferred bidder status for the Shropshire project in August and the deal closed just six weeks later. According to projects partner Jason Radford this was a speedy completion in the context […]

Shacklocks builds Derbyshire presence

East Midlands firm Shacklocks has acquired Don Partridge’s sole practitioner firm Partridge’s in Allestree, Derby. Shacklocks has eight offices spread across the East Midlands and Partridge’s move is aimed to strengthen itslegal and financial services expertise in rural and suburban Derbyshire , where the firm now has five offices.

SJ Berwin acts on Wagamama sale

The owners of noodle bar group Wagamama have turned to regular adviser SJ Berwin on the planned sale of the chain, decided yesterday (17 October). SJ Berwin will advise longstanding client Lion Capital, which bought Wagamama in 2005 from Graphite Capital Management, on the sale. Plans for a £200m flotation were scrapped when Lion received […]

Ready for NED

Many law firm partners reaching retirement want to become non-executive directors (NEDs), as many assume that their skills are in huge demand and that this is a natural next step in their career. However, while demand for NEDs does keep on growing, it is not necessarily an easy option due to increased pressure and public […]

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