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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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Arthur Andersen forms Belgian link

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Taylor Joynson Garrett raid Alexanders

Buzzoni has been a partner at Alexanders, the London-based niche private client firm, since 1994. Michael Stanford-Tuck, head of TJG’s private client department says the synergies between his firm’s corporate and private client practices have never been stronger and that Buzzoni arrives “not a moment too soon”. He says: “The internet and IP-rich technology sectors […]

Lovells advises London Underground PFI bidder

Lovells is tipped to work on London Underground’s £2bn PFI initiative if first-time client Trilliam’s bid for the project is successful. The firm was offered the work after Trilliam’s usual adviser Freshfields had to withdraw because of a conflict of interests. Lovells is acting for the consortium which is made up of Trilliam and Land […]

Family set to open in West Country

The set, headed up by Eleanor Platt QC and Alison Ball QC, has recruited two new tenants who will be permanently based in Exeter, and hopes to bring a junior tenant on board soon. Kay Firth Butterfield is joining the annexe in Exeter from 1 Gray’s Inn Square in London, the chambers of The Baroness […]

Eversheds consolidates management boards

Eversheds international director Victor Semmens says the firm will meet in May to finalise plans to create an all-encompassing board to cover each of its offices. The firm currently has three management boards which oversee the UK region, Amsterdam and its continental European practices. Semmens says: “We want to have 50 per cent of our […]

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