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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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Remainder of Freshfields’ Bangkok staff join Coudert

Coudert Brothers is set to pick up the remaining vestiges of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Bangkok office, beating DLA and Australia’s Minter Ellison to secure the deal. Under a deal finalised last week, partners Stephen Bennett and Surasak Vajasit will be joined by a group of 11 Freshfields associates and support staff at Coudert. The US […]

Bevan Ashford hikes real estate in Birmingham

Bevan Ashford has boosted its Birmingham real estate capability with the hire of a new partner. Former Kent Jones and Done partner Amanda Hanmore joined earlier this month. Birmingham lead partner Sara Woffenden said Hanmore will be instrumental in helping the firm enhance its position in the Midlands real estate market. The hire takes to […]

Trowers hires Kidd Rapinet private client head

Trowers & Hamlins has signed up South East firm Kidd Rapinet’s private client head. David Semmens joins Trowers as a partner in the firm’s developing private client department, under the direction of group head Luke Valner. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 22 September 2004

Morgan Cole ponders Croydon fate as Rees quits

Morgan Cole is reviewing the viability of its Croydon office as news emerges that the firm’s head of employment has quit for Eversheds. In a shock move, Cardiff-based Anthony Rees, widely regarded as the figurehead of the employment practice and deeply loyal to Morgan Cole, resigned from the partnership on 17 September. No departure date […]

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