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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 […]

Portugal: An introduction to Energy & Natural Resources

By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

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Lessons from the credit crisis: a subtle shift in the long reach for top executives

As the extended aftermath of the 2007–08 subprime mortgage and global financial crisis continues to unfold, financial markets regulators have been criticised by members of the punditry for missed opportunities to charge senior executives. There are many sound reasons for this purported lapse in regulatory assertiveness. For offences that often require proof of fraudulent intent […]

The ins and outs of insider trading — part two

In its earlier client update on 4 February 2014, DLA Piper outlined the nature and scope of the insider trading prohibition under the Corporations Act and highlighted the extent of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC’s) recent activity and success in the prosecution of insider trading and market misconduct offences. This follow-on article (designed […]

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ABS Gateley adds finance director to equity partnership

Gateley has made its first non-lawyer an equity partner after converting to an ABS structure in December. Finance director Neil Smith became an LLP member and full equity partner on 1 January 2014, senior partner Michael Ward said the firm was “delivering on a promises we made quite some time ago”. Ward said the firm […]

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Paul Hastings rejigs China leadership team

Paul Hastings has announced changes to its China leadership team following two incumbents’ moving back to the US. Paul Hastings has appointed corporate partner Sammy Li as its new Hong Kong office chair, succeeding predecessor Derek Roth. Meanwhile, the firm’s existing Shanghai chairman David Wang will take over management responsibilities of the Beijing office from […]

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