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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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KLegal lures tax head for new group

KLegal, the associated law firm of KPMG, has launched its tax litigation practice. The firm has lured James Bullock from Ashurst Morris Crisp to head the department. He joins at director level, the big five accountants’ equivalent to a salaried partner. The move reunites Bullock with Stephen Machin, his former boss and head of tax […]

Back to the law

Sir Nicholas Lyell QC has had a long and prestigious political and legal career. Matheu Swallow meets the seriously straight-talking former Attorney-General upon his return to the bar. It seems only proper to introduce the Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Lyell QC with his full and formal title. After all, the former Attorney-General is a man […]

Maxwell's lawyers demand more fees

Alun Jones QC – the highest paid criminal legal aid barrister in 1997 – is to ask the High Court for an additional £350,000 in basic fees he claims he earned for representing Robert Maxwell’s son. He will be joined by Clare Montgomery QC – like Jones a tenant at 3 Raymond Buildings – who […]

Drugs giants get advice from US firms

US FIRMS are advising on the merger between pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Warner-Lambert. Both companies have instructed New York-based lawyers on the £51.2bn merger – one of the five biggest – which will create the world’s second largest pharmaceuticals group. Pfizer has instructed Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler. Warner-Lambert […]

Hammonds to make liability insurance separate business

Hammond Suddards is making its liability insurance department a separate business because it is not successful enough. Exactly how this will be achieved was discussed at a partnership meeting on Saturday (12 February), but a rigid policy has yet to be devised. Chris Jones, Hammonds’ managing partner, says: “We will be looking at all the […]

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