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resignation

Supreme Court clarifies pilot’s right to withdraw resignation

In a recent judgment in the Air India Express Limited v Capt. Gurdarshan Kaur Sandhu, the Supreme Court discussed the rights and limitations of an employee withdrawing the resignation tendered earlier. Sandhu, who was working...
holding company

Holding company cannot be prosecuted over dispute with subsidiary

In the case of Globe Group India Employees Union v Lufthansa German Airlines and Anr, the Supreme Court considered whether the holding company can be impleaded as a party before the labour court, when...
New partner

New partner to lead BMR’s GST practice

BMR Legal Advocates has hired Tarun Jain as a partner to lead its GST, customs and trade practice in Delhi. Jain has more than a decade of experience in areas of indirect tax policy,...
Only court in specified venue can appoint arbitrator

Only court in specified venue can appoint arbitrator

In its judgment in Brahmani River Pellets v Kamachi Industries, the Supreme Court held that when the parties agree to have the venue of arbitration at a particular place, only the high court with...
Supreme court declines to apply group of companies doctrine in arbitration

Supreme Court declines to apply group of companies doctrine in arbitration

The Supreme Court, in the recent judgment of Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd v Reynders Label Printing India Ltd, refused to invoke the group of companies doctrine (which bind non-signatory affiliates) to implead a foreign...
Off-site workres eligible for provident fund contribution

Offsite workers eligible for provident fund contribution

In a recent judgment in the Officer-in-charge, Sub Regional Provident Fund Office and Anr v Godawari Garments Limited, the Supreme Court held that a company is liable to pay provident fund contributions for its...
Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer: A ‘guiding light’ fades away

One of the dearest mentors of the legal profession dies at the age of 43 Shamnad Basheer, a well-known and highly regarded legal scholar, teacher, writer, activist and lawyer, has unexpectedly passed away at the...
SEBI

SEBI limits exemption from open offer on debt conversion

By Ambarish and Mihir Roy, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) no longer considers entities that are not scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) or all India financial institutions (AIFIs) as “lenders” for exemption from a mandatory open offer...
IPAB

IPAB on appointment and role of neutral experts

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has made many attempts to examine facts in individual cases using expert evidence to prove technical and complex facts and to set the tone for the future conduct...
think big

Think big, act bold

Lawyers weigh in with their demands from the new government Forecasting the monsoon is not a task for the fainthearted. Despite changing climate patterns, few foresee changes in the reach and reliability of the torrential...