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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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Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest’s Frankfurt office is losing one of its top IT partners to US firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Katharina Scheja and two associates will join Willkie Farr’s Frankfurt office at the beginning of July. Scheja joins IT and corporate partner Thomas Heymann and telecoms partner Sven-Erik Heun, who left Clifford […]

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Shearman & Sterling‘s Hong Kong office is losing M&A and corporate finance partner Clark Randt, who has been appointed US ambassador to China. Randt specialises in direct foreign investment, capital markets and financing transactions in the Asia Pacific. He leads the firm’s practice in China and has been involved in transactions there since 1974. He […]

Salans scoops team of three from New York rival

Franco-US firm Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn is expanding its New York intellectual property (IP) practice with a team from Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn. The group is led by partner Jeffrey Laytin and includes two of counsel – Mitchell Stein and Richard Verner. This is the latest move in the international expansion of Salans’ IP/IT […]

French law firms: a guide

Gide Loyrette Nouel: Traditional full-service firm with 350 lawyers in Paris. It is the only French practice with an international presence, but it has lost 17 partners in the past three years, bringing its worldwide partnership down to 73. Jeantet & Associés: Traditional firm with a generalist focus but has lost five partners in the […]

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Tulkinghorn was delighted to receive further correspondence from Cumberland Ellis Peirs partner Tom Barth. Readers will remember his tales of lawyers turning up drunk for interviews and of the client who croaked it while on the phone before Barth could tell him his fees. Tulkinghorn reported this believing that nothing could happen between then (16 […]

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