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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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A legendary let down

Apart from White & Case, lawyers tend to be very precious about their client parties. Slaughter and May lawyers will talk endlessly about the modern electronic music planned for their upcoming client soiree, but Tulkinghorn has less chance of making it through the doors than DJ Carl Cox. So, Tulkinghorn was delighted to hear that […]

Friends in high places

The marketing department at Beachcroft Wansbroughs recently received a phone call from a consultancy company keen to hook up with the firm on a joint venture generating healthcare work. The consultant was informed by a Beachcrofts marketing person that he would need to speak with the firm’s senior partner Lord Hunt of Wirrall. “Lord Hunt?” […]

Sidley teams up with Japanese firm

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood is upping the ante in Japan with a joint venture in Tokyo. The team of lawyers will be led by Komatsu Koma & Nishikawa name partner Tomoo Nishikawa. The team includes three bengoshi from Komatsu (Nishikawa plus Wansik Lee and Tadano Shima) and a fourth, Teiko Shigezumi, from Osaka firm […]

DLA Dutch ally raids De Brauw to build tax practice

DLA’s Dutch best friend SchutGrosheide has appoin-ted De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek corporate finance tax specialist Marc de Bruijn to head its tax department. De Bruijn was approached by SchutGrosheide in the spring. Following the approach, de Bruijn recruited fellow De Brauw tax partner Andre Jansen and senior associate Raymond Wanningen. The firm has also hired […]

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