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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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Audrey Williams, partner at Eversheds, has commented following news that the number of whistleblowing tip-offs in the UK has risen. Allegations of wrongdoing have been the subject of much publicity this year. According to Williams, an explanation for this increase in reporting may be that whistleblowing is more prominent in the media than ever. She said: ‘The […]

Conyers advises Mara Partners FS on Atlas Mara Co-Nvest IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Dubai office has provided Cayman law advice to Mara Partners FS in connection with its founding shareholder subscription of ordinary shares and warrants of Atlas Mara Co-Nvest. Atlas Mara raised gross proceeds of $325m (£196m) in connection with its initial public offering (IPO) of ordinary shares, with warrants being issued to […]

Public procurement: revised thresholds

By Jaime Jones  The European Commission has announced — Regulation 1336/2013 — that it will be changing the advertising thresholds under the public procurement rules with effect from 1 January 2014.  The new thresholds will apply, for the next two years, to the public sector procurement rules, the utilities procurement rules and the defence procurement rules. If you are a public sector […]

UK amnesty for UK taxpayers

In March 2013, the UK government announced an amnesty for UK taxpayers, giving them an opportunity to check that their affairs are up to date and, if appropriate, make a disclosure of any potential unpaid tax liabilities to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The amnesty runs until 30 September 2016. Jersey and Guernsey are […]

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