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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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The 22 July 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert is available now. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Kieran Toal joins Shoosmiths’ corporate team in Manchester

Kieran Toal has been appointed as a partner in Shoosmiths’ corporate team in Manchester. Toal, who has strong links with north-west private equity houses and corporate finance advisers, will help to pursue new clients and instructions. He joins the firm — having spent the previous 10 years in the corporate team at Addleshaw Goddard — to work […]

Crackdown on delaying tactics from pharmaceutical companies

Over the past few years, the European Commission has been investigating perceived anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceuticals sector. The commission launched an inquiry into the sector in January 2008, publishing its final report in July 2009. The final report found that the market was not functioning as it should be and that these deficiencies could […]

InTechnology hires Irwin Mitchell head of operations Gary Thomas

InTechnology, which provides managed data and hosting services to a national portfolio of law firms, has appointed Gary Thomas as its new Client Account Manager. Gary, who has over 20 years’ IT experience mainly within the legal sector, joins the company from Irwin Mitchell where he was Head of IT Operations. Here, he had both […]

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