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Emergency Legal Kit for Business

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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Pinsents raids Charles Russell for insurance head

Pinsent Masons has raided Charles Russell for the firm’s joint head of professional liability. Jacquetta Castle will join Pinsents from April 24 as a partner in the firm’s professional liability practice, which comes under the 30-lawyer insurance and reinsurance group. Pinsents insurance and reinsurance head Tim Burton said: “Jacquetta is a highly rated and experienced […]

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Formed in 1904, Duane Morris turned 100 the year before last. Formed in 1904, Duane Morris turned 100 the year before last. Based in Philadelphia, in Quaker-founded Pennsylvania, the firm claims historical links with Quaker institutions, and to this day has never held a vote. Governed by a five-person executive committee led by chairman and […]

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Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Herbert Smith are celebrating after advising on NTL’s £962.4m ($1.62bn) recommended takeover of Virgin Mobile. The cash offer of 372p per share, or a mixture of cash and shares, will be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement and is scheduled to […]

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March proved that 2006 just keeps getter better for corporate and finance lawyers. Consolidating on the solid performance of the M&A market in the first two months of the year, 294 deals worth $54.25bn (£30.97bn) involving any UK element were announced during March, according to Thomson Financial. This accounted for almost half of the value […]

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