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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 aviation: what India’s new bill means for 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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Berwin Leighton is launching a “virtual” information and communications technology department. Berwin Leighton’s new department consists of a team of six partners and 16 assistants scattered throughout the firm’s departments, and is due to formally launch this month. Corporate department head Quentin Solt says: “We wondered about having all our IT lawyers sit together but […]

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Mills & Reeve, the East Anglian-based firm, is seeking to expand the operations of its Birmingham office by competing for private sector work with the city’s leading firms. The office currently deals with medical negligence work for NHS trusts and insurance litigation. But the firm is planning expansion, almost certainly through a merger, The Lawyer […]

Browne Jacobson builds on pensions

Nottingham law firm Browne Jacobson has recruited a former City partner to head up its pensions practice. Richard Hulland was a partner at McKenna & Co and Simmons & Simmons before setting up his own practice, based near St Albans, nine years ago. Hulland is to bring his existing clients to his new firm. “Not […]

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