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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 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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Partner exodus continues at Linklaters’ Aussie ally

Two more partners have left Linklaters’ Australian ally Allens to join rival firms in Sydney and Singapore. Rod Howell, a banking and finance partner who was the head of Allens’ finance team in Asia, will join Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) as a partner in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience advising on financing deals […]

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Abramovich lawyer among first to gain higher rights in Hong Kong

Skadden partner Paul Mitchard QC, who advised Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich on his court battles with Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, is among 15 lawyers who have obtained higher rights of audience in Hong Kong. The move comes following the enactment of the Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2009, with the Hong Kong Higher Rights Assessment […]

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C Cabell Chinnis serves on Mayer Brown’s management committee. He emphasises a diverse range of tax matters in his practice. He represents clients who are facing IRS audits and appeals and he has significant experience working on advance pricing agreements, tax treaties and transfer pricing issues. Chinnis also handles tax-related alternate dispute resolution, including fast-track […]

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Drawings outweigh profits at Lawrence Graham

Lawrence Graham’s (LG) annual property bill is costing the firm £5.1m a year, according to the firm’s latest LLP accounts. The accounts confirm that turnover for 2011/12 fell from £58m to £56m and operating profit before any payment to partners slumped 31 per cent from £20.7m in 2010/11 to £14.2m in 2011/12. The firm saw […]

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Here come ‘anything goes’ costs

Appeal court’s weak decision undermines efforts to constrain legal costs and adds to judges’ burden The Court of Appeal (CoA) decision last week in Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd ruled that there was good reason to depart from the previously approved costs budget of Baby P social worker Sylvia Henry in her defamation case […]

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