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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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