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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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Simmons shuts Rotterdam, focuses on Amsterdam

Simmons & Simmons has decided to close its Rotterdam office and move all its Dutch lawyers to Amsterdam. The announcement comes after a two-month consultation on the fate of the office. Rotterdam had been the larger of the firm’s two Dutch branches, with 27 partners and 78 fee earners compared to seven partners and 12 […]

Magisters sets up shop in Kazakhstan

Ukrainian firm Magisters has extended its international ­presence by opening an office in Kazakhstan. The Astana office will be staffed by five lawyers and headed by arbitration partner Marta Khomyak, with further expansion planned. Khomyak said: “The Kazakhstan market remains attractive to international investors despite the current challenges in the global economy. The office will […]

Moves roundup: 26 January 2009

Longstanding Travers Smith corporate ­partner Oliver Barnes has retired. Barnes was a former head of the corporate practice and recently sat on the firm’s LLP conversion committee. Move of the week Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired Jayne Black and Eleanor ­Hunwicks (pictured) as City finance partners. Prior to their appointments both worked at the London […]

Greenwoods broadens reach with City branch

Personal injury ­boutique Greenwoods is to open a City office as part of ongoing expansion plans. Personal ;injury ­boutique Greenwoods is to open a City office as part of ongoing expansion plans. The office will open at the end of February, when the firm will move its catastrophic injury practice and property, insurance and construction practice […]

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Dentons names Kitchen as next chairman

Corporate partner Martin Kitchen has been named as the new chairman of Denton Wilde Sapte, following a contested election with a total of three contenders. Kitchen, whose three-year term begins on 7 February, replaces Dubai-based partner James Dallas, who will step down to focus on the Middle East energy practice. Kitchen said: “My manifesto was […]

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