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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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DLA Piper summit focuses on the European restructuring market

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Court declines jurisdiction to order interim measures during arbitral proceedings

The Bratislava Regional Appeal Court has held that, after the commencement of arbitral proceedings, general courts in Slovakia no longer have concurrent jurisdiction to order interim measures. Given the wide use of arbitration as a means of resolving banking and finance disputes, the ruling may have implications for the banking sector. Although it shields arbitral […]

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Withers bolsters partnership with eight promotions

Withers has announced it has made up eight associates to its partnership across five of its 10 global offices. The firm’s London office has seen the most promotions, with three new partners in its family law, contentious trusts and succession, and funds, investment, trust and tax teams. The firm’s newest office in Singapore, opened last […]

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Asian Moves: 25 June 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. China Beijing-based Han Kun Law Offices has hired Leanne Zheng as a partner in its litigation and arbitration practice team. Zheng joins from Jones Day’s Beijing office, where she practised for seven years as an associate. At the […]

Allen & Overy advises Oswestry on Iceland Foods Group acquisition

Allen & Overy has advised Oswestry, a bid company established by Malcolm Walker, founder and executive chairman of the business, on its acquisition of Iceland Foods Group for £1.45bn. The bidder has been formed by the Iceland Foods management team, led by Walker, with Tarsem Dhaliwal, Nigel Broadhurst and Nick Canning, who will together own […]

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