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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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‘World’s largest dispute financier’ targets US litigation market uptick

Burford staying local, but as Matt Byrne reports, London might not be a million miles away Last week a company that describes itself as “the world’s largest dispute financier” raised $175m (£110m) on AIM. The placing of 100 million shares at 110p per share by Burford Capital follows the company’s October 2009 IPO on the […]

Hogan Lovells advises Sport England Olympics lottery grant

Hogan Lovells has advised Sport England on the terms of its £10.5m lottery grant towards the London 2012 Olympics VeloPark project. Sport England, the organisation that distributes Lottery funds for sports projects in England, agreed the funding terms with the Olympic Delivery Authority and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The VeloPark will host the […]

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Hausfeld will seek leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision to dismiss a bid to bring a representative class action through the High Court. The ruling, given by Lord Justice Mummery on Friday (see story), struck a blow to the class action movement  and left many claimant lawyers wondering how consumer clients who are […]

Hammonds Hong Kong to break away ahead of Squire Sanders merger

Hammonds’ Hong Kong office will split from the firm ahead of its merger with Squire Sanders & Dempsey. The six partners and seven lawyers in the Hong Kong office told Hammonds’ management on 24 November that they did not want to continue as part of the firm. It is not yet known whether the Hong […]

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