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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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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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