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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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Stephenson Harwood uses Facebook to serve court claim

The High Court has given permission for a claim to be served via Facebook in what is believed to be a first for a commercial case. Stephenson Harwood partner Paul Thwaite requested permission to serve the claim via Facebook on Friday in a bid to join proposed defendant Fabio de Biase in a claim being […]

Latham’s City office matches global performance with 12 per cent revenue rise

Latham’s City office has reported a 12 per cent increase in turnover for the 2011 financial year after securing a roster of multi-billion pound deals last year. Turnover was up to £120m from £107m the previous year. The London office, which said its revenue per partner figure for the year was £2.3m, appears to be […]

China’s Zhong Lun W&D signs strategic alliance with City firm DKLM

Zhong Lun W&D has inked a strategic alliance with 30-lawyer City firm DKLM as it endeavours to maintain its London presence following the recent departure of its nine-member City team. Zhong Lun W&D, which is headquartered in Beijing, first entered London in 2006 with the launch of a branch office in the City. Last week, […]

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China Watch – A foreign lawyer’s view from the inside

In my last blog entry I talked about the relatively recent and quite modest origins of the modern Chinese legal profession.  The leading group of Chinese law firms has certainly come a long way in a short time, and even more remarkably, for a country and market the size and scale of China, the market […]

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Phone hackers get the message

Right result in disputes over IP rights in voice messages Do IP rights subsist in telephone voice messages? That was the central issue in the recent cases of Coogan v News Group Newspapers Ltd [NGN] & Glenn Mulcaire and Phillips v NGN & Glenn Mulcaire, which were heard ­together before the Lord Chief ­Justice of […]

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