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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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Salans scoops team of three from New York rival

Franco-US firm Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn is expanding its New York intellectual property (IP) practice with a team from Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn. The group is led by partner Jeffrey Laytin and includes two of counsel – Mitchell Stein and Richard Verner. This is the latest move in the international expansion of Salans’ IP/IT […]

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Ashurst Morris Crisp launched its Munich office last Tuesday (1 May) and hired litigation partner Karl Wach from Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler. Richard Engl will lead Munich’s tax practice and brings with him three assistants from his tax consultancy firm RLE GmbH, which is folding. The office will focus on corporate tax and complex litigation, […]

Pannone establishes injuries unit

Manchester-based Pannone & Partners has set up a catastrophic injuries unit in response to an increasing need for an “all-round service” from clients. The unit will respond to clients who have been severely injured by accidents or disease, and will unite all members of the firm who provide expertise throughout the areas of personal injury […]

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