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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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Walker Morris partner Martin Price has joined Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) to lead its Manchester-based employment group. Move of the week Price will act exclusively for claimants at his new firm, having previously represented both claimants and respondents. Past clients have included members of the Association of Principal Fire Officers, the Chief Police Officers’ Staff […]

Macfarlanes’ slick job

The best efforts of Colonel Gaddafi and his family notwithstanding, BP is finding it hard to stay out of the news these days. There was barely time to allow the champagne corks to land following the signing of a £10bn JV with Rosneft before the litigators started tapping on the window, threatening legal action from […]

Pick ’n’ mix morality

Recent political attacks on so-called tax avoiders display a worrying tendency to ignore the rule of law, says Alan Binnington He who bids the law rule may be deemed to bid God and reason alone rule, but he who bids men rule adds the ­element of the beast; for desire is a wild beast, and […]

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From Taylor Wessing to blessings

Jonathan Croucher, the curate of St Michael & All Angels Church in Blackheath, always wanted to pursue a career in the ministry, but when he came down from Cambridge at the age of 21 he decided he needed some “real-life” experience in order to be able to relate to his future flock, so he became […]

FFW IT specialist joins UK Broadband as GC

Telecoms company UK Broadband has appointed its first general counsel to lead the development of its in-house legal department. Katrina Dick joins the firm from Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW), where she was a partner in the technology law group, ­specialising in TMT work from both regulatory and commercial perspectives. “It’s a new general counsel role, established because […]

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