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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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Morgan Lewis deals blow to Shaw Pittman NY ambitions

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has plucked two outsourcing partners from the New York office of Washington DC’s Shaw Pittman, just as the latter enters due diligence on its merger with Pillsbury Winthrop. Shaw Pittman has made growth in New York its priority but the departures of the firm’s most senior New York attorneys leaves the […]

Hudd tipped for Lovells’ finance head role

Lovells is expected to confirm capital markets veteran David Hudd as the head of the firm’s finance practice.Hudd, currently the leader of Lovells’ capital markets and securitisation group, was identified by the firm’s partnership council as the candidate with the most support during the consultation process. The appointment will be confirmed on 1 February once […]

No half measures at Wetherspoon as it brings legal expertise in-house

National pub operator JD Wetherspoon has appointed Clare Eames to the position of legal director. Eames was previously a partner at the Hertford-based law firm McLellans, where she was responsible for the licensing and regulatory department. She will be responsible for a team of eight legal staff at the company’s head office in Watford. Eames […]

Herbies taps into Scottish Water’s regulatory work

Herbert Smith has trumped the Scottish legal sector by scoring a place as the sole adviser to Scottish Water on its regulatory affairs. The water agency tendered several Scottish firms, including its main external adviser Dundas & Wilson, but instead opted for Herbert Smith. The new instruction will hand Herbert Smith energy partner Trevor Turtle […]

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