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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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Trowers & Hamlins: Keeping them keen” />The legal market’s biggest challenge will be keeping assistants happy, warns Malcolm Lewis, head of HR at Trowers & Hamlins. Lewis sees a new Generation X developing, which will defy the traditions treasured by the established partnership.“The young have different expectations and ideas about work to the partners in […]

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Firm profile: Warners

Kent firm Warners has certainly got a busy rest of 2006 coming up: October will see the firm convert to LLP status. Chairman Bill Wass says the firm took the decision to convert because it realised that LLP status would help it to attract new partners and encourage the growth of the firm. “We believe […]

Camerons acts with theatre to help children become luvvies

CMS Cameron McKenna has begun a two-year partnership with Donmar Warehouse Theatre as part of its expanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Camerons and Donmar have launched ‘Creating a Scene’, a project that aims to get young people from inner-London communities into theatre-devising workshops. The Donmar is based in London’s West End. Mark Nichols, partner […]

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Out comes the sun, and out come the lawyers raising money for charity. Among the most ambitious is Harrogate solicitor Paul Berwin, who aims to raise money by running in both a marathon and a triathlon. Berwin is managing partner of Berwins Solicitors in Harrogate. He hopes to raise more than £20,000 for Cancer Research […]

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