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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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Move On Up: Capsticks

Health and social care firm Capsticks has been in consistent growth mode for the past six years, and the good news for associates is that management has taken a view that internal promotion is vital. Off the back of a 13 per cent revenue rise between 2009-10 and 2010-11, Capsticks promoted five lawyers to partner […]

Freshfields looks to Hamburg partner to maintain real estate ‘leading edge’

Magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced Johannes Conradi as its new global practice group leader for real estate. The Hamburg-based partner succeeds Chris Morris, who completes his second term in the role this month. It is somewhat of a role reversal as London-based Morris took over the role in 2006 from Conradi and […]

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Forsters swells partner ranks with four promotions

Mayfair firm Forsters has made up four partners across its property practices, bringing its partnership headcount to 41. The new partners are Victoria Towers in the commercial property group; Andrew Parker in the construction group; and Lucy Barber and Chris Myers in the residential property group. Forsters’ managing partner Paul Roberts said: “These appointments will […]

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