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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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ABA spurned in favour of provinces

A LEADING set of chambers has given up trying to get work from attendance and advertising at the American Bar Association (ABA) conference. David Steel’s chambers at 4 Essex Court, which gets 5 per cent of its work from the US, says it will spend money on promoting itself in the English provinces instead. Head […]

US firms fish for partners

A US firm is headhunting three City partners to lead phase two of its expansion in the capital. The firm is building off-shore funds, corporate finance and capital markets divisions. An advert from an anonymous firm published last week was looking to poach entire teams from UK top 20 firms. City speculation suggests international practice […]

Goodwin flies CL for UBS

Top Credit Lyonnais lawyer Jennifer Goodwin has defected to City bank competitor UBS, where she starts work this week. Goodwin was legal department head at Credit Lyonnais, where she oversaw both transactional and general head office legal matters. Goodwin is reporting in her new role as director to Gerald Thorburn, the UBS legal and transactional […]

Freeman declares himself insolvent

SOLICITOR Michael Freeman, acting for Names in the Lloyd’s litigation, has declared himself insolvent and applied for an Individual Voluntary Arrangement after running up debts of u1.5 million. Creditors to Freeman, a partner with Epstein Grower & Michael Freeman, approved an arrangement on 12 September. Among the 21 creditors are seven banks, five credit card […]

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