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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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Baker & McKenzie hands Baku managing partner role to Azerbaijani

Baker & McKenzie has appointed local lawyer Gunduz Karimov as managing partner of its Baku office – the first Azerbaijani to hold the role since the office was founded. Karimov takes over from Daniel Matthews, who has headed the Baku office since it was set up in 1998. Matthews has relocated to Baker & McKenzie’s […]

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Ashurst, Freshfields and SJ Berwin seal Nomura property sale

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and SJ Berwin were among the advisers on the acquisition of residential property company Annington Homes by Guy Hands’ private equity group Terra Firma. The buyout group has agreed to buy Annington – which owns the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Married Quarters Estate – from Japanese bank Nomura for £3.2bn, including […]

Wragges benefits from helping ex-FoxMandal partner launch Delhi boutique

Wragge & Co has gained a new relationship in India through an alliance with a Delhi boutique launched by the former London head of FoxMandal. Ajit Mishra left FoxMandal in September and is planning to establish City Law Practice in the New Year. Wragges has provided non-financial support with technology and infrastructure and will also […]

Fireworks at PSG as they celebrate the launch of their new website, www.psgconnect.co.uk

PSG, one of the market leading providers of searches and reports for conveyancers in England and Wales, are pleased to launch their new website today. The new site has been developed with the client in mind with the national part of the site portraying the corporate credentials and heritage of the company. For the first […]

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