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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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CC rejigs partnership in drive to lead ‘elite group’

Clifford Chance global managing partner David Childs underlined his plan to make the firm the world’s best ;when ;announcing ;a ­wholesale restructuring of the firm’s partnership. Clifford Chance partners will next month vote on whether plans to slash ­partner numbers should be given the go-ahead (The Lawyer.com, 4 February). The news comes after Linklaters announced […]

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City elite refuse to rule out pay band freeze

City firms have not ruled out a pay freeze come May, following decisions at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case to lock down their associate pay bands. Herbert Smith, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Ashurst and Lovells have all said they are yet to make a decision on salaries, but none of the firms […]

A&O, Clifford Chance on Abu Dhabi banks deal

Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance and White & Case have advised on the Abu Dhabi Government’s 16bn AED (£2.98bn) bail-out of five local banks. Clifford Chance advised the Abu Dhabi Government on its tier 1 capital injection into the emirate’s banks. Capital markets partner Simon Sinclair in London and Abu Dhabi capital markets partner […]

Rays of sunshine?

Lovells’ announcement today that it is to chop up to 94 jobs in London is particularly bad news for non-fee-earning staff. Only 18 lawyers out of the 94 are at risk, and they are likely to come from the corporate and real estate departments (see story). Unusually, and unlike a number of other firms undergoing […]

Wolferstans

For many athletes, 2012 will be the culmination of years of hard work. But for Paul Woods, Senior partner of Wolferstans, the years of dedicated ­preparation will be more about competing in the race to ­harness the Legal Services Act 2007. According to Owen, Wolferstans is representative of one of the number of provincial firms […]

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