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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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A hit with in-housers, litigation boutiques are keeping the bar buzzing The explosion of litigation boutiques in London since 2008 has had an impact on the bar, and not in the way that many anticipated. Many predicted competition between barrister and solicitor would reach boiling point following the implementation of the Legal Services Act (LSA), […]

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Clydes partner promotions fall by half to seven

Clyde & Co has unveiled a slimmed-down promotions round, with seven lawyers joining its partnership in seven separate offices. The promotions round is half that of last year’s, when 14 lawyers joined the partnership (1 May 2012). Three of the promotions to equity partner are in the firm’s marine and international trade group, two in […]

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Ashurst hires CFO from A&O as longstanding FD takes integration role

Ashurst has appointed its first CFO with the selection of Allen & Overy (A&O) London CFO Brian Dunlop to replace longstanding financial director Nigel Morland. Dunlop will join the board of Ashurst’s UK-headquartered LLP and remain on it following the firm’s full financial merger with Ashurst Australia, set for later this year or early 2014. […]

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