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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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Courts have traditionally been reluctant to regard a trust as a hiding place for a settlor’s assets, but recent cases in Jersey may have changed all that, say Andrew McKenzie and William Richmond-Coggan It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a creditor seeking to enforce a substantial judgment will sooner or later turn their attention […]

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Berwin Leighton Paisner, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons have been appointed to the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) legal panel. The firms were chosen from a shortlist of 15 by a panel headed up by the ODA’s interim finance director David Leather. The selection process was fast-tracked, with […]

NYSE makes its play for Euronext

The New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) announcement that it has signed a merger agreement with pan-European exchange Euronext was undoubtedly the deal of the month – and arguably the year. Big enough to rival even DP World’s acquisition of P&O in terms of headlines, the stock exchange merger is proving almost as controversial. The question […]

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In a move that could see charities receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds of extra income, The Law Society and Bar Council are in talks to launch a pro bono conditional fee agreement scheme. The proposals are intended to remedy the current situation in which defendants losing cases against charity or other ethical claimants are […]

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