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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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Maples Teesdale sets US Embassy up in new site

A trio of firms have sealed the US Embassy’s move south of the Thames from its iconic 20-34 Grosvenor Square location in Mayfair. Property specialist firm Maples Teesdale advised the US Government, which entered into a conditional purchase agreement for the new Wandsworth site with Irish property developer Ballymore. Property partner Mark Bryan led Maples […]

Orrick brings Heller veterans on board

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become the latest firm to snap up a group of lawyers from collapsed firm Heller Ehrman. The group includes former chairman Barry Levin, as well as Robert Rosenfeld, Heller chairman from 1993 to 1999, and Larry Popofsky, co-chair of the firm from 1988 to 1993. Levin was most recently the […]

Reed Smith Brum soloists aim for rapid expansion

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Akin Gump launches in Abu Dhabi

Akin Gump Strauss & Hauer has opened its first office in Abu Dhabi, sending in lawyers from its US and UK offices for the launch. The firm has transferred New York partner Natasha Kohne to be managing partner of the new office. Kohne is accompanied by Los Angeles partner Lee Kolodny and New York partner […]

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