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By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

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In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters Mark Amsden, Morrisons Morrisons general counsel Mark Amsden, who joined from Addleshaw Goddard in 2013, has expanded the supermarket’s legal functions to support the business in a challenging retail environment. This included refashioning the team’s roles to allow in-house lawyers to take on risk identification […]

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