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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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Gunderson axes eight associates

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Learning curve

Education law – the next big thing? A rising number of claims against schools and universities has already prompted some firms to launch dedicated education departments. Jennifer Currie reports on an emerging market Robert Boyd, head of Veale Wasbrough’s schools team, recollects: “When I started out there was no such topic as education law. But […]

Bingham and McCutchen Doyle merge to create Boston’s biggest

After eight months of talks Bingham Dana partners vote for merger; link-up creates 820-lawyer firm Bingham Dana is set to merge with San Francisco-based McCutchen Doyle Brown & Emerson, creating a national firm with 820 lawyers and revenues in excess of $400m (£273.9m). The two firms will formally merge in July, becoming Bingham McCutchen.Talks between […]

The World Cup blues

It’s not every day that a lawyer gets awarded The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. But after spending nigh on 40 years fostering relations between the US and Japan, which included setting up and running an office in Tokyo, Baker & McKenzie’s senior counsel […]

Clifford Chance fiddles with lockstep to win Brobeck team

Just as the magic circle firm says goodbye to the five Grimaldi superpointers, in come five more with a special pay deal Clifford Chance‘s decision to go ahead with the biggest lateral hire in the history of the legal profession and take on up to 21 partners from Brobeck Phleger & Harrison to open on […]

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