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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 […]

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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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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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Clydes whistle-blowing case – the legal reaction

Today’s Supreme Court whistleblowing decision not only paves the way for partner-level whistle-blowing claims to be levelled at firms for the first time but poses further questions on the employment status of partners, employment lawyers say. The Supreme Court ruled this morning that LLP members are protected by whistle-blowing legislation paving the way for the first […]

DLA Piper advises EVRAZ on the sale of its Czech subsidiary EVRAZ Vitkovice Steel

DLA Piper has advised EVRAZ on the auction sale of its wholly owned Czech subsidiary EVRAZ Vitkovice Steel (EVS) to a consortium of private investors for a total consideration of $287m (£170m) The DLA Piper team was led by partners Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili (corporate, Moscow) and Julien Hansen (corporate, Moscow), who were assisted by associates Andrei […]

Walker Morris set to provide legal advice to NHS Shared Business Services

Walker Morris has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) following a successful tender to help deliver quality legal services and savings to the NHS. NHS SBS is a joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria. The organisation provides support services designed for the NHS and currently works in partnership with […]

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Morgan Cole bags spot as Wales’ largest university establishes first formal panel

The University of South Wales has launched its inaugural panel after it was created following the mergers of Glamorgan and Newport universities last year. The university, now the sixth largest in the UK with around 33,000 students, has appointed Hugh James, Morgan Cole, Veale Wasborough Vizards, Capital Law and Clarkslegal to its roster. It is not […]

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