This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 31 May 2015

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Emergency Legal Kit for Business – personal data protection in Romania

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 aviation: what India’s new bill means for 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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A&O helps investors beat Lloyds in High Court £3.3bn ECN bond battle

Allen & Overy (A&O) and South Square Chambers have won a High Court case for investors who own high-yield bonds worth £3.3bn in Lloyds Banking Group, who claimed that they were entitled to enhanced capital notes (ECN) in advance of their respective maturity dates. A&O partner Jonathan Hitchin instructed South Square’s Jeremy Goldring QC and […]

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Exclusive: Linklaters cuts three spots from international management board

Linklaters will cut three spots including two in London from its international board (IB), following a partnership consultation to cut down time spent on management after complaints the former set up was excessive.  The board, to be reduced from 14 to 11 voting members, will also be renamed the partnership board (PB) as a result […]

TGS successfully represents client in litigation regarding trademarks

Lawyers from Tark Grunte Sutkiene’s Riga office have successfully represented a client in a litigation regarding trademarks.  The firm ensured that the respondent changes its company name that was in breach with the trademark of the client of the law firm. The interests of the client were represented by  Nauris Grigals and Matiss Rostoks. 

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Pérez-Llorca to launch office in New York as US hub and gateway to Latin America

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America. This will be Pérez-Llorca’s second foreign office following the launch of its office in London led by corporate […]

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