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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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Brief encounter: freshfields

THE AMSTERDAM office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has come a long way since May 1999, when it opened with just four partners working out of temporary offices. Rapid expansion has brought its partner count up to 14, the bulk of them creamed from Dutch magic circle firms. The practice is neatly focused on corporate and […]

When two tribes go to war

Accusations of a growing “compensation culture” are always guaranteed to grab the headlines, and so it was when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched its review of the employment tribunals this spring. It was the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) that first delivered the charge. “We have to show that tribunals are for […]

Lynx new media ventures

Allen & Overy assembled a firm-wide team to advise on the complicated structuring of this deal – one of the most unusual it has undertaken out of its financial services and investment structures group. Bear Stearns is an established client of Allen & Overy. This piece of work came in through corporate partner Andrew Baltheimer […]

Thornfield

Thornfield Redditch Partnership secures exchange of agreement to build 80,000sq ft Debenhams store in Redditch. Denton Wilde Sapte advised Thornfield on the management and development of the Kingfisher Centre (Richard Budge). Debenhams advised by Walker Morris (Richard Innes).

Lording it up

In the last judicial year, the House of Lords delivered judgment in 64 cases. It is impossible to predict which cases will and which won’t end up at the UK’s highest court, but if a case involves a point of law which is seen to be of substantial importance, the chances are that it might. […]

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