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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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FDA declines to define ‘natural’

In a much anticipated letter response, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially declined the opportunity to administratively determine whether foods containing bio-engineered ingredients may be labelled as ‘natural’, ‘all natural’ or ‘100 per cent natural’ and, more generally, declined the opportunity to define ‘natural’ in the context of food labelling. The issue stems […]

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Barristers stage mass protest at legal aid cuts

Barristers are staging a mass walkout today in protest against the cuts to legal aid implemented this year.  Counsel in cities across the UK including Birmingham, London, Manchester, Liverpool are voluntarily not attending court, affecting every criminal court in the country. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) pledged to take action back in November when the […]

Europe

European moves: 9 January 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Dutch firm Kennedy Van der Laan has elected Bart de Man as its managing partner. He succeeds Casper Schouten, who served on the Board since 2010. Patrick Wit has also joined the executive board. De Man has been working at […]

CFTC no-action relief and request for comment for the transaction-level requirements of non-US swap dealers

On 14 November 2013, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued Advisory 13-69 in response to inquiries from swap market participants as to whether a non-US swap dealer (SD) must comply with the transaction-level requirements set forth in Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street […]

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House of Ho

Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond visits the House of Ho. In Soho. Ho ho ho. Even the taxi driver laughed. This is the brainchild of Bobby Chinn, restaurateur, who already has two restaurants in Vietnam. According to his website, Bobby’s restaurant mixes French technique, Californian sensibility, a pinch of Middle Eastern spices and a touch of South-East […]

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