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By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

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Here’s a conundrum: UK companies and organisations have reported a drop in fraud over the last two years, yet the impact of white-collar crime on actual victims is understood to be greater than ever. Those are the findings of PwC’s ‘Global Economic Crime Survey’ for this year, whose researchers also discovered an interesting phenomenon occurring […]

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