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On 7 December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued circular No SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2018/0000000149 (Circular) to modify Circular No. CIR/CFD/CMD/13/2015 dated 30 November 2015 (Format for Disclosure of Holding of Specified Securities and Shareholding Pattern) issued under Regulation 31 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. Pursuant to the modification, […]

New amendments to CIRP regulations – Relief for bidders and dissenting financial creditors

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) amended the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the fourth time in 2018 on 5 October 2018 through the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations). The Amendment Regulations have come into force on 5 […]

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By Susie Wakefield, Antonia Blackwell One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. These headlines have brought the issue of how employers tackle sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. In addition to dealing with any allegations of sexual harassment, organisations will […]

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By Jo Tunnicliff “Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,” says Matthew Taylor, the government’s lead reviewer of modern working practices. As our previous article set out, the Taylor Review made recommendations designed to improve the working conditions of individuals working in the gig economy, including zero-hours […]

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By José Pedro Fazenda Martins, Orlando Vogler Guiné The Portuguese economy has been recovering strongly since the end of the financial crisis and the successful conclusion of the Financial Assistance Programme, benefiting from healthy dynamics in the tourism sector and improved investment in various other sectors. The improving of leading indicators, the expansion of industrial production, […]

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