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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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Linklaters signs deal with A&O’s sponsor firm in Saudi

Linklaters has signed a cooperation deal with Allen & Overy’s (A&O) local sponsor in Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz AlGasim Law Firm. The deal between Linklaters and Abdulaziz AlGasim will go live today and continue indefinitely, according to Abdulaziz AlGasim managing partner Monaji Zamakhchary. A&O had been working with Abdulaziz AlGasim since 2007, but the five-year deal […]

DLA Piper makes double German hire from Salans

DLA Piper has hired two partners from Salans in Frankfurt, just months before Salans’ merger with SNR Denton and Fraser Milner Casgrain takes effect. Dietmar Schulz and Mike Danielewsky, both restructuring partners in Salans’ Frankfurt office, will join DLA Piper in the New Year. The duo joined Salans from Ashurst in 2010 (7 January 2010) […]

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Lawrence Graham departures continue as 16 made redundant

Lawrence Graham has axed 16 jobs after a month-long redundancy consultation. The firm confirmed today that it has made eight lawyers and eight central service staff redundant. The lawyers are understood to be fee-earners, but not partners. Management declined to comment beyond confirming the numbers that had been cut. It followed the launch of discussions […]

Shepherd & Wedderburn bolsters practice with double Pinsents hire

Scotland’s Shepherd & Wedderburn has boosted its energy and renewables practice with three new hires, including two lawyers from Pinsent Masons. Clare Foster, who was head of Pinsent Masons’ banking and finance group in Scotland, and who focuses on power, infrastructure and renewables, joins Shepherd & Wedderburn as a partner in its corporate team in […]

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