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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 […]

Portugal: An introduction to Energy & Natural Resources

By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

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Protection of reputable community trademarks in Poland

By Przemysław Walasek Appropriate protection for the branding of digital goods and services is often a cross-border issue, as businesses naturally take advantage of the global network and offer their goods or services to customers from different jurisdictions.  Consequently, providing goods or services under a trademark may be subject to the legislation of different jurisdictions. […]

Australia: accommodation is not a ‘payment’ — the Mammoet case

We have now had slightly more than a week to consider the effect of the Mammoet case (CFMEU v Mammoet [2013] HCA 36). In the Mammoet case, the High Court unanimously allowed an appeal from a decision of the Federal Court of Australia, which held that the provision of accommodation to employees during a period […]

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McCann FitzGerald turns to Arthur Cox for corporate hire

McCann FitzGerald has picked up a corporate partner from rival Arthur Cox in a rare lateral hire between two of Ireland’s biggest firms. Conor O’Dwyer joins McCanns as the firm also shifts banking partner Ronan Molony into its corporate team. The appointments bring the number of corporate partners at McCanns to 20. The firm promoted […]

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Work Life Quiz: Tony Cusack

What was your first-ever job? Working on the pleasure boats on the river Fowey in Cornwall. I was brought up by the water and got to know the crews, who took me on when I turned 16. What was your worst experience as a trainee? I worried for days after thinking I’d forgotten a pre-completion […]

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