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By Ashwin Bishnoi, Shruti Singh, Charu Chitwan The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations) on 4 July 2018 to amend the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the third time this year. Primarily, the […]

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A former book-keeper at shipping law practice Zaiwalla & Co stole £40,000 from the firm, forged the senior partner’s signature to open a bank account, and gave a former employee £1,800 without permission, a tribunal heard. The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal has banned Brian Brown from being employed in the profession without Law Society consent. Brown, […]

Fresh order for Integration software

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