CAN MEMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES ACT AS DEBENTURE TRUSTEES?

Authored by Aishwarya Lakshmi VM Date of Order: 12th February 2021. Forum: Hon’ble Kerala Court. Purported contravention committed: a) Provisions applicable to issue of debentures to more than 50 persons not complied with; b) Chartered Accountant(s) (not registered with SEBI) were appointed as the Debenture Trustee in respect of the debentures issued by an NBFC. BACKGROUND OF THE CASE: […]

Aravinth RajagopalHead - Client Relationships & Corporate Communication, Eshwars House of Corporate & IPR Laws

COSMETICS RULES 2020

Authored by Ammu Brigit We all recognise cosmetics as any products used on or applied to human body with the intention of personal care and beautification. The manufacture, distribution and import of cosmetics in India is governed by Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940(DCA). The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has notified the Cosmetics Rules […]

Aravinth RajagopalHead - Client Relationships & Corporate Communication, Eshwars House of Corporate & IPR Laws

Construction Update: High Court precedent finally bestowed upon the decision of an Adjudicator

Recent news of multidisciplinary engineering contractor Keating Construction going into liquidation will surely act as a reminder that cash is king in construction. That is why adjudication as a form of dispute resolution is increasingly used by contractors to secure withheld payments. Less recognised was a recent case where the High Court recognised the enforceability […]

Larry FenelonPartner, Leman Solicitors

Introduction of AllThings IP

“We are happy to announce the launch of our YouTube Channel “Eshwars”. This initiative has been backed by our team’s passion and philosophy to share our firm’s collective knowledge on select legal topics concerning various business laws prevailing in India. The constant support and encouragement of our clients has indeed been our inspiration behind creation […]

S EshwarManaging Partner, Eshwars House of Corporate & IPR Laws

Class action in British Airways data breach

In October 2020, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined British Airways (BA) £20 million for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This was in relation to a breach that took place in 2018. The breach affected both personal and credit card data of 420,000 data subjects. This is the largest fine that […]

Dominic ConlonPartner and Head of Corporate, Leman Solicitors

Who Owns Bernie Sanders?

So, unless you’ve been living on Mars (or presumably are Donald Trump) you’ll have seen a photo of Bernie Sanders from the Inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden. Yeah, you know the one. Now, I’m an Intellectual Property (IP) Lawyer who enjoys a MEME as much as the next guy, but I often find it harder to share great MEMEs […]

Dominic ConlonPartner and Head of Corporate, Leman Solicitors

Data Protection Update: Standard Clauses, Brexit and Examples for Breach Notifications

The European Data Protection Board has said that the new draft standard clauses for:  contracts between controllers and processors within the EEA; and  the transfer of personal data to non-EEA countries,  are not quite right. Tweaks are needed.  The new draft clauses for non-EEA transfers remain very important in the Brexit context. While the EU-UK trade […]

Dominic ConlonPartner and Head of Corporate, Leman Solicitors

Brexit Update – Implications for businesses with Irish incorporated entities

Now that the United Kingdom (the “UK”) is no longer a member of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), businesses around the world with entities incorporated in Ireland need to review their boards so as to ensure that they have at least one director who is resident in the EEA. Equally, businesses looking to incorporate or […]

Mark RobertsPartner, Leman Solicitors

5 Take Aways: New Legal Protections For U.S. Healthcare Workers

On December 4, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the “HHS”) amended the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (the “PREP Act”) to institute further countermeasures against COVID-19 and prepare for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.  We are pleased to provide the five key takeaways from this latest amendment: TELEHEALTH […]

Mitchell C. ShelowitzManaging Partner, SLG Shelowitz Law Group