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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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The pursuit of a number of transatlantic law firm combinations has received much publicity recently. In order to assess the issues and challenges that will be faced, the following 20 points should be considered before a firm’s management boards the plane to JFK. 1. Before you buy your ticket, sit down with your partners and […]

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Alan Pritchard. The Birmingham solicitor was jailed for five years after being found guilty of using the legal aid scheme as a “licence to print money”, siphoning off £2.25m in 12 months. Pritchard’s staff toured deprived areas of the country getting people to sign blank legal aid forms. The judge said that Pritchard, legal consultant […]

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“I think when people start to tell lies about a three-year-old child who has lost her father anyone would take action.” – Paula Yates after winning her libel action against Mail on Sunday, which printed allegations that she became pregnant to force Michael Hutchence into marrying her.

Winston &Strawn raids Orrick Herrington in NY

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is losing 12 lawyers to the New York office of Chicago-based firm Winston & Strawn – leaving a gaping hole in the firm’s real estate structured finance practice group. The defections, which include three partners and two of counsel, leave just one partner and two assistants working in the New York […]

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