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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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Female partners: five-year trend reveals boost in numbers

Partner headcount across the UK’s largest 100 law firms by revenue has increased by 14.2 per cent since the credit crisis in 2008, while female partner headcount has increased by 27.4 per cent in the same period. The research, which analyses the top 100 UK firms by revenue over a five-year period from 2007-08 to […]

Scourge of the external advisers

If in-house cost-cutting king Nick Deeming joins one of your client companies, good luck They called RBS chief Fred Goodwin ‘Fred the Shred’ because of his reputation for ruthless cost-saving, but the world of in-house lawyers seems to have its own version of an expert in fast turnarounds and waste-slashing in the form of Nick […]

Pamboridis welcomes four new members to its Nicosia office

Pamboridis has announced that four new members have joined the firm: Georgia Mattheou, Timotheos Christofi, Irene Manoli and Maria Papaconstantinou. Mattheou studied law (LLB) at Derby University, UK; Christofi studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Manoli studied law at the Democritus University of Thrace and continued with a Master’s degree in international maritime law at the University […]

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Blizzard of Oz action on bribery

Australian companies are having to pay more attention to their anti-corruption policies and procedures Until recently, foreign bribery was not an issue high on the compliance radar of Australian companies, but a perfect storm of developments has changed this. Perhaps most notably, Australia’s first foreign bribery prosecution has been brought. Also, the implementation of the […]

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