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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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As Herbert Smith embarks on its elections for senior partner, one thing ought to be on the minds of the two candidates – how is the firm going to regain momentum? Litigation head David Gold and practice partner Richard Fleck, who are in polite but cold-eyed competition for the job, don’t have a crisis on […]

Law Society goes to war on accountants’ privilege

Lobbying battle goes to heart of government as Chancery Lane hires Kentridge to stop the accountants The legal profession is fighting a desperate rearguard action against accountants’ attempts to claim legal privilege to limit their duty to report client information under anti-money laundering legislation. The Law Society has instructed Brick Court Chambers heavyweight Sir Sydney Kentridge QC to prepare counsel’s […]

Clementi inspires RICS regulatory review

Sir David Clementi’s review of legal regulation has sparked other professional services industries to analyse their own regulatory functions. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) last week announced that it had engaged Sir Bryan Cars-berg to review its regulatory function, prompted in part by government-driven consultations such as Clementi’s. Unlike the Law Society and […]

Norton Rose cements Admiral, QBE relationships

Norton Rose has consolidated its relationship with two of Europe’s largest insurers. The firm scooped a key role on the initial public offering (IPO) of Admiral and associate Adrian Williams landed the general counsel role at QBE. James Bateson, head of the firm’s corporate and regulatory insurance practice, is leading the team acting for Admiral […]

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