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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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Lovells partner goes to Guinness

CITY firm Lovell White Durrant has lost a partner to clients Guinness. David Harlock, a partner at Lovells since 1992, will join Guinness in February next year, where he will be responsible for all the property work, some general commercial work and managing relationships with external legal advisers. “I have been doing property work for […]

In brief: Townsends clinches Italian work

Swindon law firm Townsends has been instructed by two Italian construction companies in a multi-million pound dispute with Italian-owned, UK-based sub contractor Lucchini. Townsends will represent Milanese companies Girola SPA and Impressa Castelli SPA in the case which concerns earth and asphalt works in the construction of the M74 motorway in Scotland.

Legal groups win round in battle against disclosure Bill

LEGAL groups opposed to the disclosure reforms in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Bill have secured amendments in its second reading in the House of Lords. The Law Society, Liberty, Justice and the Bar Council welcome new requirements on the prosecution. Under the changes, the prosecution will have to supply the defence with a description […]

LCD staff go out on strike

STAFF from the Lord Chancellor’s Department are on strike over Government plans to “privatise” the computing and administration functions of the County and Crown Courts. Starting in London at the Court Service head office, stoppages are expected to spread nationally through all staff in the courts, including the Royal Courts of Justice. The National Union […]

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