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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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Trust in the system

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Sun International

This deal brings to an end a three-way joint venture which Norton Rose was instrumental in setting up almost a decade ago. The three parties involved in Sun International Investments were keen to release value from the arrangement. This deal dissolves Sun International Investments so that the three shareholders will hold their shares directly in […]

Slaughters' go-get policy wins Telegraph Hill work

Slaughter and May has scooped work advising US private equity house Telegraph Hill on its moves into Europe. Partner Jeff Twentyman was invited to a beauty parade by the client and has now started work advising it on its establishment in the UK.Telegraph Hill is a technology and telecoms-focused private equity investor, which was established […]

Lovells takes on £350m bond offering for brewer.

Lovells has scooped one of its biggest capital markets transactions of the year for longstanding corporate client South African Breweries (SAB).The firm has acted for the company since its £3.4bn listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in March 1999, and has now advised it on the launch of a $500m (£352m) convertible bond offering.The […]

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