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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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DEAL OF THE WEEK – AMINEX

Ashursts defends Aminex against hostile takeover Ashurst Morris Crisp has successfully defended a rare hostile takeover bid. Ashursts represented dual-listed oil and gas exploration company Aminex in a corporate raider-style takeover attempt by Apple Oil & Gas.Irish oil exploration company Aminex is relatively small – it is capitalised at around £21m – but Ofex-listed Apple […]

Mayer Brown hikes partnership by two

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s insurance and reinsurance group has promoted two assistants, Ingrid Hobbs and Will Glassey, to the partnership. Glassey joined the firm two years ago from Herbert Smith and is a professional indemnity specialist. Hobbs’ practice includes product liability, professional indemnity and political risk insurance.

Hammonds wins Enron lawyer for utilities team

Enron Europe general counsel Mark Evans has returned to private practice. He will join the London office of Hammond Suddards Edge in June During his six-year term at Enron Europe, Evans directed a multiple-jurisdiction team based in Germany, Norway, Australia and Japan, in addition to the UK. He advised on regulatory and transactional matters.Evans said: […]

Dewey Ballantine takes on A&O partner

Dewey Ballantine has hired Allen & Overy (A&O) project finance lawyer Jonathan Simpson as a partner He will join the US firm’s London office. While at A&O, Simpson acted for Citibank, WestLB, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital on a host of project development and finance matters.

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