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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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Tods Murray sees profit drop by 25 per cent in ‘slow’ 2011/12

Scottish firm Tods Murray’s LLP accounts show that the firm had a tough year in 2011/12, with revenue dropping by nearly 10 per cent and profit down by more than a quarter. Turnover at Tods Murray was £11.8m in 2011/12, down 9.8 per cent from £13.06m in 2010/11. Profit, meanwhile, fell by 25.8 per cent, […]

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By Sue Thackeray, partner and Fiona Hinds senior associate, Finers Stephens Innocent This week the Supreme Court confirmed by a majority of five to two that legal advice privilege should not be extended to communication in connection with advice given by professional people other than lawyers. So what happens now? The immediate answer is there […]

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Public sector lawyers hit by spending cuts in Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester

Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle City Councils have published their proposed budgets for 2013/14, exposing further cuts on spending for government legal departments. According to budget proposals the legal department at Labour-run Newcastle City Council, which faces £100m of cuts over the next three years, must find ways of cutting costs by an estimated £50,000 this […]

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Space, the lucrative frontier

Clydes’ canny office lease deal funds large loan The rapid consolidation of the profession has caused some headaches when it comes to the logistics of bringing firms under one roof. The 2011 merger between insurance giants Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) was swift and coincided with Clydes’ planned move into London’s […]

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