This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 20th January 2014

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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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Bakers loses two partners to US rivals in Hong Kong

Baker & McKenzie has seen two of its Hong Kong partners leaving to join US rivals Dechert and Troutman Sanders respectively. The two partners leaving Bakers’ Hong Kong office are corporate partner Rossana Chu and litigation partner Kareena Teh. Chu has joined Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s commercial and […]

Phillips

The Guardian legal chief: Keeping guard

Guardian legal chief Gill Phillips balances protecting the newspaper from legal action across the globe with finding ways to get stories such as WikiLeaks out to the public “I have always been a Guardian reader,” says Gill Phillips, the paper’s director of editorial legal services. “When I started at Clifford Chance, I’d come up in […]

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Debt rises for DAC Beachcroft and Olswang, while Ince cuts borrowings, LLP accounts show

The latest set of LLP accounts filed with Companies House show another batch of firms making changes to their borrowings to finance continued investment. DAC Beachcroft’s accounts confirm the firm’s 14 per cent rise in turnover for 2012/13 (15 July 2013). Audited revenues rose from £163.5m in 2011/12 to £186.8m last year, while profit available […]

Citibank slims down panel

Those on a January diet, here’s a comforting thought – big businesses are also going through the arduous process of trimming down. Citibank has been taking note. As revealed by The Lawyer in October, the banking giant has gone ahead with its plan to shed some pounds. The bank has scrapped its two-tier advisory roster […]

DIFC court declines to stay proceedings in favour of LCIA arbitration

By Henry Quinlan and Natalie Wainwright The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) court has declined to stay proceedings in favour of an LCIA arbitration in London, despite finding that the arbitration clause was valid. In rendering its judgment, the court concluded that the presently drafted DIFC Arbitration Law failed to implement the New York Convention. […]

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