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Emergency Legal Kit for Business – personal data protection in Romania

This Law transposes the Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purpose of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework […]

Draft Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MB Act) was amended vide the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (2017 Amendment) to grant certain additional benefits to eligible women employees. As part of the 2017 Amendment, the provision of a crèche facility was made effective from 1 July 2017 as a mandatory requirement for every establishment with 50 […]

Insolvency in aviation: what India’s new bill means for leased aircrafts

Leasing of aircrafts is a prevalent market practice in the aviation industry, and all existing airline operators in India have currently leased a significant number of aircrafts in their fleet. In fact, a sizeable debt in the books of these operators is in connection with such leasehold arrangements. Insolvency proceedings in India, including the aviation […]

Supreme Court confirms commercial tenant’s statutory right to a renewal lease

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod The Supreme Court has confirmed, in the case of S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd that a landlord cannot oppose a tenant’s right to renew its tenancy on the grounds of redevelopment or reconstruction if there would be no intention to carry out the proposed works should the tenant vacate voluntarily.  Walker […]

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The moral maze

Leading lawyers outline the challenges faced in managing and controlling risk in the wake of globalisation and ever more intrusive regulation There are two types of approach to risk management. The first involves a complete lockdown, with lawyers and compliance staff barking at business executives: “The answer’s no. Now, what’s the question?” Not surprisingly, a […]

Amended Red Flags Rule now in effect — are you still a creditor?

The FTC’s amended definition of ‘creditor’ within the Red Flags Rule is now in effect. The definition is narrower in scope, but under it a franchisor may still qualify as a ‘creditor’. For instance, if you use a third-party servicer to obtain credit information on your behalf, or if you finance franchisee purchases of required […]

Designers: is your name your own in China?

It was interesting to read in the Financial Times Material World blog about fashion designer Phillip Lim dealing with the problem of someone in China having already registered his name as a trade mark. His solution was to invent a new brand, thus side-stepping the issue. Shoosmiths’ intellectual property specialists have been involved in this […]

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Imagine a situation where you have a small business that is planning a major event at a sports venue and needs to utilise a variety of social media channels to publicise the event and garner support for it. Such a business may engage a third party to assist it in managing its social media presence […]

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