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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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Linklaters & Paines won this year’s Great Legal challenge, a 3.5-mile road race hosted by Chase Manhattan Bank and sponsored by The Lawyer. Linklaters was one of 46 firms to take part in the race in Battersea Park last week. The team, Richard Buckingham, Paul Prendergast, James Nairne, Tony Sparkes and Roland Sinker, had an […]

Increase in black lawyers leads to new directory

A case expected to set a precedent on access to pension fund surpluses has taken an unusual turn with a promise by the judge to reconsider his decision. In the High Court in June Mr Justice Robert Walker ruled that National Power and National Grid could withhold payments due to their funds while they were […]

Developing opportunities

Mary Macpherson looks at the possibilities of redevelopment and infilling at existing developed sites in green belt areas. Mary Macpherson is a barrister at 2 Mitre Court Buildings. As local authorities plan land-use in edge-of-city locations for the years after the millennium, an important priority is to preserve the green areas that ring the conurbations, […]

Open and shut case

The specific performance of a keep open covenant is no longer a remedy for a landlord whose tenant ceases trading, so Wayne Clark looks at other options. Wayne Clark is a barrister at Falcon Chambers. What can a landlord do if his tenant, who has covenanted to keep a premises open for business, decides to […]

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Halliwell Landau acted on behalf of Eddie Stobart, a distribution and haulage company, on the £25m sale and lease back of a 450,000 sq ft freehold site to be developed as a high-bay warehouse complex.

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