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Corporate legal teams are under constant pressure to deliver more value to their organisations. Growing demand and changing expectations from the business mean that legal departments are adapting to embrace innovation and requiring their network of external counsel to do the same. Generally, corporate legal teams are adopting new technologies and adapting to changing pressures […]

Russian sanctions against Ukraine: Ban on the import of certain commodities

A ban on the import into Russia of certain commodities, the country of origin of which is Ukraine or which move through the territory of Ukraine was introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29 December 2018 No. 1716-83. The list of the commodities prohibited for import is provided in […]

Draft patent (amendment) rules, 2018 published for objections and suggestions

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 (Draft Rules) for objections and suggestions. The key highlights of the Draft Rules are broadly set out below: International Applications: Patent agents will be required to file all documents, including scanned copies of documents, only by electronic transmission at the time of […]

Amendment to S. 197 of companies act, 2013 notified: Government approval no longer required for enhancement of managerial remuneration

In a long awaited move, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (CA Amendment Act), relating to managerial remuneration, which are now in force with effect from 12 September 2018. By way of a notification, the amendments to Section 197 and Schedule V of the Companies […]

Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

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Milbank grows in London and Frankfurt with new premises

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Clydes and Covington fail to prevent airlines ECJ defeat

Clyde & Co and Covington & Burling suffered disappointment yesterday (10 January) as the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled against two major airline associations in a landmark case on passenger compensation. Airlines will be liable for millions of pounds in compensation after the ECJ found that a European regulation was not in contravention of […]

Firm profile: Berryman

Managing partner: Andy Matthews Turnover: £6m Total number of partners: 15 Total number of fee-earners: 57 Main practice areas: Commercial property, commercial litigation, corporate finance, insurance, IP and people management Key clients: Biocity, Coral, Leicester City Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Slimming World, Vision Express and Yorkshire Bank Number of offices: One Location: Nottingham […]

White & Case bags two partners for China push

White & Case has boosted its Asia foreign investment practice, poaching two new partners for its Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Frederick Chang joined the firm’s Beijing office from King & Wood – China’s largest law firm. Wui Seung Chong joined White & Case’s Hong Kong office from Simmons & Simmons. The new partners have […]

Slaughter and May sparks P&O bidding war

Slaughter and May has bagged an instruction to advise PSA the rival bidder that moved to trump DP World’s £3.33bn offer for P&O. P&O, which is being advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, confirmed last night that it had received an approach from PSA of 470p-a-share. At the end of November 2005 P&O agreed a 433p […]

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