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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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Veale Wasbrough makes triple promotion

Bristol based law firm Veale Wasbrough has grown its partnership by promoting three of its lawyers. Commercial litigation specialist Michelle Rose becomes partner and head of estates and tax planning. •Bristol based law firm Veale Wasbrough has grown its partnership by promoting three of its lawyers. Commercial litigation specialist Michelle Rose becomes partner and head […]

DAC reports underwhelming PEP growth

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) has seen average profit per equity partner (PEP) nudge up by just 4 per cent this year, an indication that the downturn in legal action continues to hit the litigation-focused firm. The firm’s PEP comes in at £345,000, up from £333,000, while turnover increased by 5 per cent to £32m. Net […]

Michelmores turnover leaps 19.5 per cent

South West firm Michelmores continued its impressive turnover growth in 2006, posting a 19.5 per cent increase to £13.5m, from £11.3m in 2005. The 32-partner Exeter-based firm, which also has an office in London’s Piccadilly, exceeded that growth with its average profit per equity partner figure, which increased by 37 per cent to £248,800. Thirteen […]

Trowers & Hamlins: the swan emerges

From housing association champion to Middle East king: Trowers & Hamlins may appear to have an odd form, but it has proved its unusual mix of practices can work, and work well Trowers & Hamlins: the swan emerges” />There is such a thing as being in the right place at the right time; just ask […]

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