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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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Clifford Chance breaks Singapore tie-up

Clifford Chance and Singaporean firm WongPartnership have terminated their joint venture arrangement, as the local firm has expanded aggressively in Asia. With liberalisation of the Singaporean market imminent, the firms have said in a statement that they wish to “pursue separate strategic initiatives,” although the split was amicable. Clifford Chance managing partner David Childs said: […]

Herbies raises associate salaries

Herbert Smith has hiked its associate salaries at the half-year stage with £2,000 being added to annual salaries as of the beginning of November. Newly qualifieds are now on a salary of £66,000 while associates with one year’s post-qualification experience (PQE) will receive £71,000 and those with two years’ PQE will receive £83,000. The move […]

Eversheds axes 31 lawyers

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DWF leaves rivals behind with double-digit growth

The real estate practice at DWF has bucked the trend among North West firms with double-digit growth for the first six months of the 2008-09 financial year. Fee income grew by 12.5 per cent, including 11 per cent growth in real estate. However, this increase was overshadowed by litigation, which was up by 23 per […]

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