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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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Law goes to college

I read with interest the article headed “Legal help comes to the campus”. I am sorry to disappoint the South Wales firm Hugh James in their claims to be the first in the country to launch free campus-based legal advice clinics for students and college staff. Until October of this year, I was employed in […]

Law goes to college

I read with interest the article headed “Legal help comes to the campus”. I am sorry to disappoint the South Wales firm Hugh James in their claims to be the first in the country to launch free campus-based legal advice clinics for students and college staff. Until October of this year, I was employed in […]

Nabarros loses out to Hammonds in Hull deal

Hammond Suddards is half-way towards poaching Nabarro Nathanson’s client, Hull engineering company Fenner, having just completed its first major transaction for the listed company (see Flotations). David Armitage, Hammonds corporate partner in Leeds, has just advised Fenner on the £5.45 million sale of its Hull gear manufacturing facility to Sumitomo Heavy Industries of Japan. Fenner […]

Ellison spearheads Eversheds' pension ambitions

National firm Eversheds is aiming to build one of the leading pensions practices in Europe with the appointment of Hammond Suddards pensions specialist Robin Ellison. Currently a consultant at Hammond Suddards, Ellison will join Eversheds initially as a consultant and will become a partner and National Head of Pensions at Eversheds later in 1997. He […]

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