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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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A&O, NRF, Pinsents and ShepWedd advise on funding of disputed road project

Allen & Overy (A&O), Norton Rose Fulbright, Pinsent Masons and Shepherd & Wedderburn have advised on the financing of a controversial road that will bypass the city of Aberdeen. The £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project reached financial close last week after a decade of planning and debate that included a trip to […]

Schoenherr promotes EU and competition law expert Christoph Haid to equity partner

Schoenherr has invited Christoph Haid, a partner in the firm’s EU and competition department, to join the firm’s equity partners. Haid’s practice focuses on merger control and cartel proceedings as well as competition law advice throughout the entire CEE region, where he also helps guide Schoenherr competition lawyers in their respective jurisdictions in expanding their […]

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Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe.  Antitrust lawyer Patrick Harrison and finance lawyer Aparna Sehgal have both been made up in Sidley’s London office. The bulk of the promotions were in the […]

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House of Lords: Lord Chancellor does not need to be a lawyer

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has determined that the Lord Chancellor’s role does not have to be filled by a qualified lawyer, although a background in law would be “a distinct advantage”. The committee’s report on the role of the Lord Chancellor, published today (11 December), said that while the Lord Chancellor and the […]

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