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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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CCB flotation heralds China and Hong Kong IPO goldrush

China and Hong Kong have become global hot spots for IPOs following the recent closure of the $8bn (£4.52bn) IPO of the China Construction Bank (CCB). Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith have successfully advised on the landmark IPO and listing of the bank on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). The IPO is the […]

Author of Fish Sunday Thinking quits the law

Paul Wragg, the former Hammonds assistant who made waves this summer with his novel depicting sex and scandal in a solicitors’ firm, has quit the law to become a full-time author. David Simon, managing partner of Wragg’s most recent employer Robin Simon, confirmed that he had resigned and is believed to be pursuing a writing career. Wragg’s book, Fish […]

Hammonds’ Aston Villa relationship strengthened by takeover mandate

Hammonds has confirmed its longstanding relationship with Premiership football club Aston Villa by advising it on a takeover approach from a consortium led by Birmingham businessman Michael Neville. The consortium is understood to include Irish-born brothers Brian and Luke Comer, directors of luxury home developer Comer Homes Group. The brothers have retained the services of […]

Quotes of the week

‘We were looking for a cost-effective solution. We didn’t feel we needed a solicitor.’ Julian Hedley of Tenon on the accountants’ decision to instruct a barrister directly in its case against Revenue & Customs, See news ‘It wasn’t a mind-blowing, towel-around-the-head thing to work out that we ought to be a top five, global, full-service […]

Jenner & Block opens for business in New York

US litigation powerhouse Jenner & Block opens in New York today (7 November) as the firm moves to broaden its national base. It marks the fourth office for the Chicago-based firm, which also has bases in Dallas and Washington DC. Managing partner Greg Gallopoulos told The Lawyer that the move to New York was a […]

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