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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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In his boxing heyday, Giacobbe ‘Jake’ LaMotta was a man of few words – and it’s an odds-on bet that ‘laches’ wasn’t one of them. The ‘Bronx Bull’ – who famously fluctuated between the middle and light heavyweight categories – was portrayed by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film as a chap who […]

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QBE makes first group GC change in two decades

Insurance group QBE has turned to Australian supermarket chain Woolworths for its new group general counsel, hiring Peter Horton to succeed incumbent Duncan Ramsay who is leaving the organisation after 21 years.  Horton will join the insurance group’s Sydney headquarters on 9 June after a nine-year tenure as Woolworths GC and company secretary. He will also take […]

DLA Piper publishes seventh quarterly report to Penn State from senator George Mitchell

DLA Piper and senator George J Mitchell have announced that the senator has delivered his seventh quarterly report as the independent athletics integrity monitor under the Athletics Integrity Agreement (AIA) among the Pennsylvania State University, the National Collegiate Athletics Association, and the Big Ten Conference.  The seventh report describes Penn State’s effort during the most recent […]

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Spaghetti House, London

Brecher partner Nicky Richmond goes back in time with a visit to Spaghetti House and find you get what you pay for It must have been 20 years since I’d been to a Spaghetti House. The one on Duke Street was my regular hangout, in the days when I was a lowly articled clerk. Pre-fax, […]

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