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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 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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Herbert Smith defends Johnston Group from hostile bid

Longstanding Herbert Smith client the Johnston Group Plc has fought off a hostile bid from the Ennstone Group in the nick of time. The mining group sealed a recommended takeover by white knight bidder Anglo-American Plc this afternoon (24 August), just 24 hours before Ennstone would have seized control. A Herbert Smith team led by […]

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Wal-Mart wins right to lodge appeal against class action

US retail giant Wal-Mart was thrown a temporary lifeline last week (Friday 13 August) as a court gave it permission to appeal against a class action order granted in June. The class action, the largest ever to be certified against a private employer, was filed on behalf of 1.6m former and current female employees of […]

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Oh, pity the poor souls at Lawrence Graham. During a recent meeting, several of the firm’s long-suffering partners were heard to bemoan their remuneration of £300,000 and upwards. Rather than complaining of a lack of funds, the sensitive souls were actually debating the burden of not being able to reveal the size of their pay […]

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