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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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DLA Piper’s Anastasia Kelly features in ‘Trailblazers & Pioneers’ list

DLA Piper has announced that its US co-managing partner Anastasia ‘Stasia’ Kelly has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2014 list of ‘Trailblazers & Pioneers’, which recognises the top 50 legal professionals in the areas of governance, risk and compliance. The National Law Journal highlighted Kelly’s 15-year career, during which she developed compliance teams and programmes as general […]

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Stephenson Harwood is set to open its office in Seoul in the autumn, after being granted a licence to practice in the jurisdiction by the Korean Ministry of Justice. The firm hired shipping and finance partner Michael Kim, who previously headed DLA Piper’s South Korea office, in February (7 February 2014). Having helped the firm […]

Walker Morris set to co-publish the Yorkshire Tourism supplement

Walker Morris has teamed up with thebusinessdesk.com and Sheffield Hallam University to publish the Yorkshire Tourism supplement. Richard Naish, partner and head of the food and drink team at Walker Morris, said that the legacy of the Grand Départ is reflected across a wide range of businesses including leisure and food and drink. ‘The cyclists who took part in […]

Ogier Legal advises Mid Europa on the establishment of Mid Europa Fund IV

Ogier Legal has acted as Guernsey legal adviser to Mid Europa in relation to the establishment of Mid Europa Fund IV, which closed at €800m (£634m). Mid Europa Fund IV is a Guernsey authorised closed-ended investment scheme established primarily to make controlling investments in market-leading companies in central and eastern Europe and Turkey. William Simpson […]

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