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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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The work-life quiz

What was your first-ever job?Cutting grass in Kingston Cemetery. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Proofreading Eurobond terms and conditions. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?Daly’s Wine Bar, or any other watering hole where the trainees are gathered. What time do […]

Ethnic minorities make up only 3 per cent of UK 100 partners

Only 3 per cent of partners in the UK’s top 100 law firms come from ethnic minorities. A third of the firms surveyed have no partners from ethnic minorities at all. The 2006 Diversity League Table, first revealed in The Lawyer last week (27 March), is a groundbreaking survey of The Lawyer’s UK 100, the […]

City Law Soc launches as law firm champion

Forty-three of London’s biggest law firms have handed the City of London Law Society a mandate to be their representational and campaigning body. The 43 firms unanimously voted last week (30 March) to make the CLLS its official spokesperson. In effect it will act as City law firms’ trade union, a representative voice on issues […]

CC partners to launch private equity fund

A group of Clifford Chance corporate partners is set to launch a fund of funds to put money into their clients’ investments as the private equity boom reaches new heights. The Lawyer understands that the group is planning to beauty parade a fund manager and invite investment from any member of the global equity partnership […]

Lawyers get Crowes’ beat

Dundas & Wilson took Tulkinghorn back to the 1970s recently, and thanks are due to London corporate dude Ewan Robertson. But this was no glitter ball, John Travolta, cheesy version of the decade taste forgot. Scotland’s finest plumped instead for Rolling Stones-inspired, guitar (and, God forgive them, drum) solo-laden, dope and joss stick-fuelled rock mayhem […]

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