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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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Dewey & LeBoeuf is making progress with Namibian developer NamPower in its efforts to close one of the world’s longest-running power projects. Project finance partners Keith Hughes and Ben Donovan, real estate partner Graham Prentice, construction team associate Nicola Taylor and senior banking counsel Charles Marais are in advanced talks with interested contractors to begin […]

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The success of light regulation in Jersey has given rise to the ultimate attraction for sophisticated investors – a new, unregulated fund regime. By Richard Thomas and Tim Morgan In October 2007, industry body Jersey Finance announced that the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) had agreed to support a proposal to exempt from regulation certain […]

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Charles Russell steers market switch for Aricom

Charles Russell has capitalised on its blossoming relationship with JPMorgan Cazenove to land a lead role on an Anglo-Russian mining company’s move from AIM to the main list. The top 50 firm advised JPMorgan Cazenove and Canaccord Adams as the joint brokers and sponsors to Aricom, which has titanium and iron ore assets in Russia. […]

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