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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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DLA Piper has published an interactive report — titled ‘Feeding the tiger: Asian investment in Australian real estate’ — which looks at the flow of Asian real-estate capital into Australia and examines the views of five experts within the market.  The report found that the Australian real-estate market remains one of the top destinations for global investors, particularly from […]

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A&O US merger is a no go, for now

For much of the past decade, A&O has been on-record saying it would consider a US merger. And yet still nothing. Is there no perfect suitor for the magic circle firm? There are certainly signs that things might be heating up stateside for A&O. Managing partner Wim Dejonghe is spending a lot of time in […]

Floods bring road infrastructure developments ‘into sharp focus’, says Eversheds’ Lacey

Following the floods of February 2013, Dominic Lacey, road infrastructure expert at Eversheds, has commented on the importance of major road infrastructure developments in the UK. Lacey said: ‘This latest round of flooding brings into sharp focus the need for sustained development and maintenance of the UK road network. ‘With long-term changing weather conditions and the […]

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After a decade of phenomenal growth, Chinese law firms are now having to confront the issue of succession. It’s a touchy subject but some of the top firms have been quietly grappling with it, as our Asia editor Yun Kriegler reveals in our cover story this week. Jun He, best known in the West for […]

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Trowers & Hamlins gears up for cash call

Trowers & Hamlins is planning to issue a cash call to participating partners in response to new HM Revenue & Customs changes to the partnership tax regime. The firm plans to ask its fixed-share partners to contribute 30 per cent of the fixed element of their salary on top of the £20,000 they have already […]

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