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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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Mourant company cleared of WestLB’s claims over Enron

Mahonia, a company administered by Jersey’s Mourant du Feu & Jeune and directed by the firm’s chairman Ian James, has been cleared of any links to disguised loans for disgraced energy giant Enron. As part of last week’s (2 August) ruling made by Mr Justice Cooke, German bank WestLB, which made the allegations, will now […]

Careers: people

Canterbury firm Furley Page has bolstered its family law division with the hire of solicitor Anne Blenkinsop from Maidstone’s ASB Law. Blenkinsop has 14 years’ experience in family law and is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel. Mace & Jones has appointed a trio of new solicitors to its property teams in […]

Sidley Austin joins US firms’ prolonged raid on Linklaters

Linklaters has been hit by another wave of partner defections to US firms after losing highly rated structured finance expert Richard Hughes to Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. At the same time, Latham & Watkins’ Paris office has taken a second capital markets partner from Linklaters in little over a year with the hire of […]

The work-life quiz

Quentin Poole, senior partner, Wragge & Co What was your first ever job?I spent four months on my dad’s payroll doing up a house in Devon. If you’ve seen my DIY handiwork, you’ll know why I’m a lawyer. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being told by my boss in my first week to […]

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