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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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Muckle compounds Watson Burton exit woes

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There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned spat on a Friday afternoon. And Hamburg, city of 1001 drunken sailors, is no stranger to the odd punch-up. Still, it is a rare sight indeed to see a law firm openly criticise its departing partners before they’ve even had time to clear their desks. Even in the home […]

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Four partners to battle it out to become Camerons’ senior partner role

Former managing partner Dick Tyler is one of four candidates in the upcoming senior partner election at CMS Cameron McKenna. The heavyweight quartet battling it out to replace long-term incumbent Richard Price is completed by infrastructure and projects finance partner Andrew Ivison, regulated industries head Robert Lane and consumer products chief Louise Wallace. Voting in […]

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Employment claims hit all-time high during 2009-10

The number of claims lodged at the Employment Tribunal (ET) rocketed to 236,100 during 2009-10, representing an all-time high. In his annual report senior president of tribunals Lord Justice Carnwath revealed the figure represents an increase of 56 per cent on the 151,000 claims filed the preceding year. The upward trend continued into the first […]

Cleary, Slaughters act on Diageo’s Mey Icki purchase

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May took the leading advisory roles on Diageo’s £1.3bn acquisition of ­Turkish spirits producer Mey Icki last week. The target, Turkey’s largest spirits company with net sales of £300m, was previously owned by private equity houses TPG Capital and Actera. Slaughters acted for ­longstanding client Diageo, with a team featuring corporate partner Kathy Hughes, tax partner […]

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