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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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Uproar as TCC hands judges mediation role

A controversial new scheme in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), which will see judges mediating settlements for the first time, has sparked a blazing row in the alternative dispute resolution community. The pilot of the Court Settlement Process kicked off last week (1 June) and is set to run until next July. It will […]

Barclays in-houser joins TLT

South West firm TLT has snared one of Barclays Bank’s senior in-house lawyers at for its banking and asset finance team. Richard McBride, formerly a senior in-house lawyer for Barclays Bank, has joined TLT’s London office as an associate. He is over 10 years PQE and joins the firm’s banking and asset finance team. McBride […]

Monthly onus

Associates are always grumbling about having to work too much. It’s a fact of legal life. But it seems it’s not just the juniors putting in the hard yakka. One overworked senior project finance partner at a US firm is so up against it that he’s given Tulkinghorn a bright idea. “I’ve just worked 31 […]

Gibson Dunn suffers second defection

Electra Partners Europe has raided Gibson Dunn & Crutcher‘s London office for its first in-house counsel, just days after the US firm lost a corporate finance partner to Barclays. The mid-market private equity house has appointed Annie Rainsford (née Marsh) to the newly created role of in-house counsel. She was previously senior counsel at Gibson […]

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