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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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A sea of change

As the European Union steps up its control over the shipping sector with a host of new regulation, specialist law firms are in greater demand. Ricardo Celli reports

The happy day

Flacker Shipping Limited v Glencore Grain Limited (sub nom ‘The Happy Day’) (CA, 2002) raised a question which Lord Justice Mustill, in The Mexico I [1990], left open for “detailed exploration” should it arise in the future This question was: what are the rights of owners to demurrage and charterers to despatch when, under a […]

Stephenson Harwood takes a 25 per cent nosedive in profits per partner

Stephenson Harwood is set to face its most challenging year yet after the firm admitted average profits per partner have plummeted by 25 per cent during the last financial year The freefall in partner income – £210,000 in 2002 from 2001’s £280,000 – has been blamed on a slowdown in corporate and the pressure to […]

Somatra: top SRT man 'lied' to client

Firm faces £9m bill; Morison J slams ex-SRT chief and Stephenson Harwood partner Sinclair Roche & Temperley’s former senior partner Harvey Williams was found to have deceived, and on one occasion lied, to his client in the professional negligence case that last week left the firm facing a liability of £9m.The damning judgment also found […]

Stibbe and Freshfields in Vesteda securitisation

Herbert Smith’s Dutch best friend Stibbe and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have helped complete the Netherlands’ largest ever securitisation, property company Vesteda’s e1.4bn (£880.3m) Eurobond issue. Stibbe represented Vesteda and Freshfields’ Amsterdam office advised Deutsche Bank, the lead manager of the transaction.Vesteda is the largest Dutch real estate mutual fund. Stibbe helped it to choose Deutsche […]

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