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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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Recent changes in accounting standards are having an impact on distributable profits The law of unintended consequences is one that has stood the test of time and is now coming to bear on how companies determine the extent to which they can distribute their profits to shareholders. We are in a period of change in […]

Jones Day exits continue as Bingham hires partner

Another big name departure from Jones Day‘s London office means that the firm has haemorrhaged 11 partners in the last year. Corporate finance specialist John Clark will be joining Bingham McCutchen in September as a partner in what will be the firm’s second lateral hire in the space of a week following the capture of […]

Criminal bar pay freeze discriminates against women

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) last week warned that the freeze in public funding for short criminal trials is hitting women hardest. Cases affected by the freeze in fees for cases lasting up to 10 days – a 23 per cent reduction in real terms – include most sexual offences, which historically are mainly prosecuted […]

Another blow for Haarmann Hemmelrath as two star partners quit

One of the founding partners of Haarmann Hemmelrath’s Munich operation has announced he is the leave the firm, just a week after name partner Wilhelm Haarman handed in his resignation. Andreas Oldenbourg will leave the firm on 30 September 2005 along with fellow partner Simon Preisenberger. In a statement sent to The Lawyer Oldenbourg said: […]

Dentons inflicts first infringement defeat on OFT

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today suffered its first ever infringement decision defeat at the hands of Denton Wilde Sapte. The firm won the landmark ruling from the Competition Appeal Tribunal over the sale of interactive betting rights. Dentons advised the Racecourse Association (RCA) and the owners of 34 racecourses in the UK. In […]

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