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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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New force in North West

Merseyside firm Mace & Jones has merged with Manchester and Cheshire-based Grundy Kershaw. The new 19-partner firm is known as Mace & Jones Grundy Kershaw and will form one of the largest legal practices in the North West. It will continue to practise from its existing offices in Water Street, Liverpool and Sherborne Square, Huyton, […]

School goes on-line with firm's help

Helen Sage reports Mayfair firm Jeffrey Green Russell has helped the Ernest Bevin School in Tooting to set up its own Internet pages on the World Wide Web, making it the first state school in the UK to establish its own site. The initiative was prompted by the deputy head teacher’s daughter, Jade, who secured […]

More recruits for Weil Gotshal in London

THE START-UP of a 20 to 25-lawyer Weil Gotshal & Manges London office seems on track to meet its March opening after the firm took another four lawyers from Clifford Chance, two from Allen & Overy and one from Linklaters & Paines. More from these and other firms are expected to follow. The latest recruits […]

Testing times for the Revenue

A test case to be heard in April in the Chancery Division will turn on whether the Inland Revenue has taken the correct view on Inheritance Tax (IHT) legislation cases where appointments are made within three months of the testator’s death. Beneficiaries under wills can group together and rearrange the dispositions made in the will. […]

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