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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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Lathams and Ashursts scoop first UK telecoms insolvency Latham & Watkins and Ashurst Morris Crisp are advising PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on the first-ever administration of a UK-quoted telecoms company.Atlantic Telecom was put into administration last week, following US bondholders’ rejection of the company’s plans for potential restructuring.In December last year, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, led by […]

There is still a place for traditional professional values

Money, money, money, it’s a rich man’s world. Swedes are back in fashion, it seems, with Mr Erikkson being the toast up and down the land. But money just never seems to go out of fashion, or out of the headlines, when it comes to the legal profession.The recent survey by The Lawyer (13 August) […]

Liberty sets up human rights pro bono unit

Pressure group Liberty is launching a human rights litigation unit involving a panel of 150 barristers, including Cherie Booth QC, who have offered their services for free.

A financial clout

Solicitors’ ‘mainstream’ services will soon come under the remit of the FSA. Nevin Weakly looks at the advice that many can no longer give and the costs involved to become authorised On 1 December 2001, a date known as N2, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) will be confirmed as the regulator for all mainstream advice. […]

Hunton & Williams in Philippines scoop

US firm Hunton & Williams has won work in the Philip-pines advising the authorities on the privatisation of state-owned electricity company National Power Corporation (Napocor). The firm is acting on the sale of Napocor’s transmission networks and generating plants.Hong Kong managing partner Edward Koehler said: “We were fortunate to win the mandate through a competitive […]

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