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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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Third Citigroup in-house lawyer exits bank in US

Citigroup has lost its New-York based global consumer business general counsel following the exit of two other in-house lawyers earlier in the year.  Consumer general counsel Stephen Simcock has left the bank, to be replaced by corporate legal head Anita Romero, who will also continue in her role as general counsel of Citibank NA, the […]

Khaitan & Co advises DCBL India on BoJCL India acquisition

Khaitan & Co has advised Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL) India in relation to the acquisition of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd’s (JAL’s) 74 per cent stake in Bokaro Jaypee Cement Ltd (BoJCL) India for approximately $141m (£85m). The firm also advised DCBL in relation to the clinker sale arrangements between JAL and BoJCL. DCBL is part […]

Goodman Derrick set to host panel discussion on expanding business into the US

Goodman Derrick is hosting a panel discussion and networking event for business owners and directors who are planning to expand into the US. As well as gaining insight into the important business decisions that must be made, attendees will have a chance to talk to those who have ‘been there and done it’. The event will take […]

DLA Piper advises Linc Energy on $125m senior secured notes offering

DLA Piper has advised long-term client Linc Energy Ltd on the successful offering of $125m (£74.8m) 9.625 per cent due-2017 first-lien senior secured notes. The notes were issued by the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries Linc USA GP and Linc Energy Finance (USA), through which the company is engaged in the production, development, exploration and acquisition […]

Walker Morris advises Straight on sale to One Fifty One subsidiary for £10.7m

Corporate lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Straight on its sale to a subsidiary of Irish outfit One Fifty One for approximately £10.7m. The deal, effected by way of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006, represents a 66 per cent premium on the share price of Straight immediately prior […]

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