This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 03 May 2015

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Latest Briefings

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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McKenna Long government contracts chair moves to Covington with 18 lawyers

A team of five McKenna Long & Aldridge partners, including government contracts chair Fred Levy, have opted out of their firm’s merger with Dentons and are set to join Covington & Burling along with seven counsel and seven associates.  McKenna white collar chair Michael Scheininger, product liability defence practice head Ray Biagini, bid protest practice head Jay […]

Baker & McKenzie appoints two new partners in Vienna

Baker and McKenzie has recruited two new partners to its Vienna office: Christopher Urtz and Georg Krakow. Urtz, professor at the University of Salzburg, was appointed partner for tax law, and Krakow, former senior public prosecutor, was appointed partner for compliance and white collar crime law. 

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Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region. LAWIN’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices have joined forces with Raidla’s Estonian office to form Ellex, while Raidla’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices, together with Lawin Estonia, are teaming up to set up Cobalt. […]

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Pinsents, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal continue to dominate Aim rankings

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its lead at the top of the Aim rankings, with Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal coming in joint second. According to figures published by Adviser Rankings, Pinsent Masons gained three new AIM clients since January 2015, bringing its total number to 64. Meanwhile Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal lost four and […]

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White & Case, CC and Akin Gump advise on long-awaited Afren ‘life raft’ restructuring

White & Case is advising troubled oil and gas company Afren on a $300m (£196m) recapitalisation plan that could prove a life raft to the business plagued by expenses scandal, falling share prices and its self-report to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in March. The Africa-focused FTSE 250 company released long-awaited details of the restructure […]

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