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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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Transforming Dubai into a global centre for Islamic bonds

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum recently launched an initiative to transform Dubai into, among other things, a global centre for Islamic bonds (sukuk). The initiative, called “Transforming Dubai into a Global Centre for Islamic Bonds”, primarily aims at making Dubai the world capital of the sukuk market, hence potentially also transforming Dubai […]

Allen & Overy advises SINOPEC Engineering on IPO offering

Allen & Overy is advising SINOPEC Engineering (Group) Co Ltd (‘SINOPEC Engineering’) on its (approximately) $2bn initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Hong Kong’s largest IPO so far in 2012. SINOPEC Engineering, a subsidiary of SINOPEC Group, is an oil refining, petrochemical and new coal chemical engineering company in […]

Incentives system for green energy finally defined by law

The Republic of Srpska National Assembly adopted the Law on Renewable Energy and Efficient Co-generation on 25 April 2013. This is the first time in the Republic of Srpska that a law regulates planning and incentives for the production and consumption of energy from renewable sources and efficient co-generation, as well as incentives for the […]

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Bell Capital GC quits for Qatar Investment Authority

Bell Capital general counsel Tom Bartos has left the role for an M&A position at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the state-owned investment arm of the Gulf state. Bartos, who was the director of Barclays Capital for over seven years, left for the Doha-based role last month. The Qatari sovereign fund, estimated to hold in […]

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Hage Aaronson secures Supreme Court win for M&S

Hage Aaronson has secured a Supreme Court win for Marks & Spencer (M&S) after the court today ruled against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in a tax battle with the retailer. The ruling comes just a day after the High Court found that M&S should be held liable for trademark infringement against Interflora (21 May […]

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