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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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Laying the foundations

Jersey and Guernsey are pushing ahead with plans to incorporate the Liechtenstein foundation into their armoury of wealth management structures, writes Simon Gray A fascinating game of mix and match is being played in some of the financial centres that cater to the world’s wealthy individuals and families, as jurisdictions that belong to the civil […]

Shearman and CC snare key roles on €16bn Nokia-Siemens deal

Shearman & Sterling and Clifford Chance have bagged the key roles on the €16bn merger of Nokia and Siemens’ network businesses. The two companies will form a 50-50 joint venture called Nokia Siemens Networks, with predicted sales of €16bn and cost savings of €1.5bn euros a year by 2010. The new company will employ 60,000 […]

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Nortons partner runs to Germany to escape the Germans; Jones Day hogs tickets

So either Germany or Ecuador awaits England in the second round. Tulkinghorn suspects there might be more than just a few Germans working for UK firms (or more likely those who used to work for UK firms) who are hoping for a bit of on-pitch revenge next week. But for the third time of this […]

Reed Smith strategic chief moves to London

Richards Butler last week voted to merge with US firm Reed Smith to create a £400m transatlantic firm. Reed Smith is kicking off its integration plans immediately, as it transfers its director of strategic planning Michael Pollack from its Pittsburgh HQ to London. Pollack will take responsibility for integration, together with UK managing partner Tim […]

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Orrick grudge match inspires Battle of Kaiserslautern

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is leading a charge to proclaim itself the most globalised firm in the, er, globe. Inspired by the US firm’s New York partner Burt Haimes, who is the longest-serving member of the US Soccer Federation’s board of directors, the firm has adopted the hitherto completely foreign culture of soccerball and World […]

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