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The legal hub – Create the ideal state for your corporate legal team

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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Former McKenna lawyer appointed to High Court

Judge Gary Hickinbottom, a former solicitor at McKenna & Co, now part of CMS Cameron McKenna, has been appointed to the High Court. Hickinbottom will be only the second former solicitor currently sitting in the High Court, from a total of 108 judges. Hickinbottom was a partner at McKenna & Co and was appointed as […]

HBJ Gateley Wareing

UK 200 Position: 69 Position: 63 Firm: HBJ Gateley Wareing Turnover: £45.2mProfit per equity partner: £268KEarnings per partner: £199KEquity spread: £150K-£600KNet profit: £13.7mProfit margin: 30 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £120KRevenue per lawyer: £197KRevenue per partner: £538KRevenue per equity partner: £0.84mTotal number of fee-earners: 377Total number of qualified partners: 230Total number of partners: 84Total number of […]

Wiggin

UK 200 Position: 165 Turnover: Position: 132=Firm: Wiggin Turnover: £14.3mRevenue per fee-earner: £311KRevenue per lawyer: £376KRevenue per partner: £894KTotal number of fee-earners: 46Total number of qualified partners: 38Total number of partners: 16Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 0

Davis Polk, Sullivan & Cromwell land key AIG roles

Sullivan & Cromwell land key AIG roles” />Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the US government $85bn bail out of AIG. Davis Polk partners Donald Bernstein (pictured), Marshall Huebner and Bradley Smith led the firm advising the Federal Reserve on its emergency rescue of the insurer, in which […]

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