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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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LCD to hike civil court venues by fifteen per cent

The Lord Chancellor’s Department has announced that it will increase the number of civil court venues by at least 15 per cent in an attempt to give better access to those using the courts There will now be 275 venues as opposed to 234. New measures will also allow people to access many court services […]

Shearmans lands CC competition ace

Shearman & Sterling has taken on Clifford Chance senior associate and French competition law expert Jean-Mathieu Cot Cot’s move follows Clifford Chance‘s raid on Herbert Smith’s Paris office, which saw highly-rated competition partners Claude Lazarus and Michel Debroux defect to Clifford Chance.Cot, who is dual-qualified in French and US law, will join Shearmans as European […]

Clyde & Co takes on Sinclair Roche duo

Two Sinclair Roche & Temperley partners who have opted out of joining Stephenson Harwood when the two firms merge have been hired by shipping specialist Clyde & Co As revealed on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews Trade finance and commodities partner Robert Parson and energy and shipping expert Russell Ridley, are part of a group of five partners […]

Simmons partner joins Fladgates

Fladgate Fielder has taken on ex-Simmons & Simmons partner and head of the Abu Dhabi office Simon Pithers (left) as a partner in its corporate department Pithers was a Simmons partner until 2000. He has since pursued interests such as conference speaking and working on Middle Eastern development projects.

Jersey quandary over tax directive

The Jersey government has announced its intention to introduce legislation that will mean EU residents who invest on the island will no longer be exempt from tax payments in their native country However, there is concern on the island that if it enacts the proposed legislation while some EU member states do not, then Jersey […]

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