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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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BLG, Gaddafi and a spot of office bother

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert is having a touch of landlord trouble – the trouble being that its landlord was Colonel Gaddafi (see story). The firm is keen on moving in with merger partner Clyde & Co (whose office is next door and according to one source at BLG “is much nicer”) but is having a […]

Courting clarification

When Lehman Brothers went into meltdown back in September 2008, insolvency lawyers knew that unwinding the bank would take years. And so it has proved, not just for Lehman but all the other financial institutions that failed at the height of the crisis. Much business restructuring was necessary following the numerous bank failures and the […]

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The Big Questions….Employment Rights

Wouldn’t it be good if employment rights were simple:  fair and reasonable treatment for people who apply for work and also people at work? No special rules for different groups, no need to remember or guess who’s protected and who isn’t, no service requirements, no complex rules to decide employment status – just straightforward rights […]

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DLA Piper confirms move to all-equity model

DLA Piper has unveiled its plans to move to an all-equity partnership model in the non-US side of its business. DLA Piper International currently has a mix of full equity, senior fixed-share equity members and fixed-share equity members, with approximately a third of all partners in each grouping. The firm is now set to launch […]

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On the move

Maclay Murray & Spens has boosted its London corporate capabilities with the lateral hire of Darius Lewington as a partner. Move of the week He joins from Pinsent Masons’ London office, where he was a relationship partner for a number of US and other multinational ­companies. Formerly with Allen & Overy, Lewington advises on a […]

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