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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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Playing it Cooley: the Californian firm eyes a London launch in 2015

Cooley is certainly taking its time when it comes to setting up shop in the UK. Back in February, its CEO Joe Conroy told The Lawyer that the firm had “ratcheted up” its strategy to launch in London (11 February 2014). Come the summer, rumours were buzzing around the City that its opening was imminent […]

DLA Piper represents Gulf Related in Abu Dhabi department store agreement

DLA Piper and Clyde & Co played key roles in a landmark agreement between Gulf Related and Al Tayer Group, which will see the opening of two US department stores, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, at Al Maryah Central. Al Maryah Central is a new 2.3-million-square-foot shopping centre being developed by Gulf Related on Al Maryah Island, […]

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Outsourcing giant Interserve names CMS and Burness Paull as first Scottish panel

Burness Paull and CMS Cameron McKenna have been named on FTSE 250 outsourcing company Interserve’s first Scottish panel after beating seven firms to make the roster. The company, which last month won one of the two high-profile private contracts for more than half of probation services in England and Wales, put the Scottish panel in […]

Shoosmiths transport and infrastructure team is named Transport Firm of the Year

The Shoosmiths transport team has won the 2014 (regional) Transport Firm of the Year title at The Legal 500 UK Awards, which recognise excellence across the legal sector and for particular disciplines and sectors. According to the firm, partners Chris McClure, Ursula Gould and Joanne McGuinness are the key players within the team, which acts for […]

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