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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 unemployed — a protected category coming to a jurisdiction near you

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Millions of reasons to disclose

Document disclosure is  vital in some divorce cases, as the long and bitter Young row demonstrates After almost seven years of litigation, this month saw the start of the final hearing in one of lengthiest, most complex and, some say, most acrimonious divorces ever to come before the English courts, that of Michelle Young and […]

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2014’s Top 20 Cases: looking back on 2013

What happened to 2013’s cases to watch? Of the 20 cases listed as ones to watch by The Lawyer in January 2013, eight received judgment, five are ongoing and seven settled. Here’s a snapshot of the corkers. The multimillion-pound dispute between Britain’s richest man Lakshmi Mittal, CEO of ArcelorMittal, and rival Manmohan Varma saw the […]

From Wragges to riches?

Wragges has been after a London merger for a long while. In 2009 it even drew up a list of potential targets. But is Lawrence Graham really the answer to the Birmingham firm’s City dreams? Wragges and Lawrence Graham prepare for £170m merger vote Wragges shortlists City merger suitors Drawings outweigh profits at Lawrence Graham […]

Important judgment in PwC v Saad Investments Company and Singularis Holdings

The Court of Appeal for Bermuda (Zacca P, Auld JA and Bell AJA) has delivered an important judgment about the jurisdiction of the Bermuda court to assist foreign liquidators by ordering the production of documents by persons in Bermuda. The interplay or conflict between the decisions of the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court […]

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