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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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Conyers offers BVI advice to Hsin Chong on issuance of senior notes

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda and BVI legal advice to Hsin Chong Construction Group Ltd. (and its fourteen BVI subsidiaries), in connection with the issue of $250m 8.75% senior notes due 2018 and further issue of US$50 million 8.75% senior notes due 2018. This is the first issue of such type by a […]

Culture, challenge and change

This week’s in-house interview sees Bjarne Tellmann, general counsel at publishing giant Pearson, go into detail about cultural change in an organisation. It took Tellmann – listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 this year, and whose function is shortlisted for In-House TMT Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards next month – just 12 […]

Baker & McKenzie takes home seven International Tax Review awards

Baker & McKenzie’s European tax practice has once again been recognised by International Tax Review at this year’s 2015 European Tax Awards.  Held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Baker & McKenzie was honoured with seven awards: Netherlands Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year UK Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year European Transfer Pricing  Firm of […]

European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

This week saw the publication of The Lawyer European 100 2015, the only annual ranking of independent firms across Continental Europe by turnover figures. The headline numbers were positive this year. Combined revenue of the top 100 increased by 5 per cent to €8.6bn. France’s Fidal became the Continent’s largest independent firm by both turnover […]

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