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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 […]

Portugal: An introduction to Energy & Natural Resources

By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 14 December 2014

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” Yes, it’s a tenuously Christmassy-themed Briefings Digest this week and that gospel quote (John 1:9, as if you didn’t know) heralds one of the most-read briefings this week: Dentons’ summary of the Law Commission’s report on rights to light. In short, the […]

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Kennedys strikes back in Asia with six-strong Clyde & Co lateral hire

Kennedys has hired seven lawyers to bolster its Asia aviation practice, six of whom are from rival firm Clyde & Co. Clydes partners Peng Lim and Anita Quy are set to join Kennedy’s Singapore office alongside four associates. This new move comes months after Clyde & Co hired a team of four aviation lawyers from […]

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Life in life sciences: Is the boom in legal services set to last?

The life sciences sector is generating millions of pounds of revenue for lawyers despite the worldwide decline in healthcare budgets and stringent regulation worldwide. With regulators closing in and costs climbing higher – is the bubble set to burst?  The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has pledged to publish clinical trial data alongside clinical trial reports […]

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Clyde & Co announces 5 per cent growth in revenue at half-year

Clyde & Co has reported a 5.3 per rise in income at the half-year, bringing revenue for the first six months of 2014/15 to £178m. Clydes’ turnover rose 16.5 per cent to £169m from £145m at the same point in 2012/13 (8 November 2013). Senior partner James Burns said this year’s increase is less marked […]

DLA Piper appoints Lacheteau to Paris finance team

DLA Piper has strengthened its finance practice in Paris with the addition of Erwan Lacheteau as a partner. Lacheteau advises on structured finance andfocuses on real estate financing. He is renowned for his experience with investment funds and financial institutions and has advised on a large number of complex real estate transactions. He will work […]

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