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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 Indian aviation: India’s new Cape Town convention bill mean for recovery and re-possession of 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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FIDs abolition branded a 'penalty on success'

City lawyers are becoming increasingly dismayed at the Government’s confusion over foreign income dividends (FIDs). The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, evidently felt that abolishing FIDs in the Budget would be a means of raising revenue in a way that would pass unnoticed by the majority of the electorate. They are due to be […]

In brief: Dentons team wins three PFI contracts

A Denton Hall team led by partner Lynn McCaw (right) has been appointed to advise the Court Service, the executive agency of the Lord Chancellor’s Department, on three PFI projects. The tendering process involved two written submissions and a beauty parade in which two other firms are thought to have participated. The projects are a […]

Law soc approves SIF fees hike

The Law Society council has approved a hike of up to 50 per cent in the contributions that firms pay to the Solicitors Indemnity Fund to make up the £450m shortfall in the fund. The increase, which was voted through amid widespread criticism of the fund, will mean an increase in contributions of £4,000, to […]

Mears gives up politics after defeat

Twice defeated presidential candidate Martin Mears has announced that he will withdraw from front-line Law Society politics but will stay on as a member of the council. Mears, who lost last week’s election by a margin of 8,000 votes to rival Phillip Sycamore, said: “I always said if I lost by one vote I would […]

Debevoise & Plimpton lures arbitration expert from rival

Debevoise & Plimpton has poached leading arbitration lawyer Arthur Marriott QC, and two of his assistants, from the London office of rival US firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. Marriott is to set up an arbitration unit at his new firm, which, until now, has been referring its international arbitration work to its Paris office or […]

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