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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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Berrymans’ Leeds construction team quits six months after Liverpool loss

Berrymans Lace Mawer has been hit by the departure of its Leeds-based construction team to Irwin Mitchell. David Kilvington is the first partner to leave the Leeds office, taking with him assistants Elizabeth Wilcox and Simon Smith and the team’s administrative support. Kilvington’s move brings the number of partners who have left Berrymans in the […]

A View from Jersey

The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, with a track record of more than 30 years as reputable finance centres, were included on a list of harmful tax regimes produced by the OECD, alongside less regulated offshore jurisdictions, such as those in the Caribbean. It may seem a paradox, therefore, that while centres such as […]

France Telecom legal chief joins B&M to launch team

France Telecom is losing its general counsel to the Paris office of international law firm Baker & McKenzie. Emmanuel Guillaume will join Baker & McKenzie as a partner at the beginning of June. He will take with him the legal director of France Telecom subsidiary Branche Enterprises, Christian Blomet, who will join the firm as […]

Sidley and Brown & Wood in Euro drive

US firms Sidley & Austin and Brown & Wood are planning a dramatic European expansion following their decision to merge. The firms voted in favour of a link-up to create a 1,325-lawyer firm titled Sidley Austin Brown & Wood last Tuesday (24 April). The merged firm will have 400-lawyer offices in Chicago and New York, […]

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