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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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Webber Wentzel to incorporate Linklaters name when alliance goes live

Linklaters’ new South African alliance partner Webber Wentzel is set to incorporate the Linklaters name into its own and take on the UK firm’s branding, it has emerged. The Johannesburg-based firm will retain its name when the tie-up goes live on 1 February next year but adopt its ally’s brand alongside its own. The news […]

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Brodies partners have re-elected managing partner Bill Drummond for a sixth term in the role following an uncontested election. Drummond will begin his next three-year term on 1 May 2013 after winning backing from the partners last month (November 2012). Drummond was first elected managing partner in 1998. During his tenure, Brodies has grown from […]

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Are you fully prepared for the challenge of promotion or a new job? Alan Denton, MD of executive coaching company The Results Centre has advice to help you achieve great results in 101 days (or less). The law attracts some of the most ambitious, assured and driven people. However, even those with bags of confidence […]

Is Irwin Mitchell making a list(ing) and checking it twice?

Irwin Mitchell has become the poster child for the Legal Services Act, having long spoken about the legislation with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Yet the firm continues to keep us guessing about what exactly it plans to do, leaving many to ponder whether it will actually become the first law firm to list, as chief executive John […]

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