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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 […]

Channel Islands funds quarterly legal and regulatory update: Q4 2018

Jersey Developments Value of regulated funds in Jersey hits record high Figures released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) for Q3/2018 and reported by Jersey Finance, showed that the net asset value of regulated funds under administration in Jersey grew 14% year-on-year to stand at £301.7bn. Ogier’s commentary on this very encouraging news can […]

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Orrick hires Mintz Levin corporate star

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe‘s London office has snared Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo head of corporate Lena Hodge. Hodge will join the firm as a partner in Orrick’s corporate practice and will focus on advising AIM issuers and underwriters. Partner in charge of English law at Orrick, Dean Poster, said that the firm […]

Manchester unveils largest civil court for 100 years

The opening of the Manchester Civil Justice Centre tomorrow will free up other Manchester courts to process criminal cases. The Civil Justice Centre is the largest civil court to be built in England and Wales for more than 100 years. It will hear civil cases such as major commercial and mercantile cases, business disputes, and […]

SJ Berwin acts on Wagamama sale

The owners of noodle bar group Wagamama have turned to regular adviser SJ Berwin on the planned sale of the chain, decided yesterday (17 October). SJ Berwin will advise longstanding client Lion Capital, which bought Wagamama in 2005 from Graphite Capital Management, on the sale. Plans for a £200m flotation were scrapped when Lion received […]

Chadbourne makes up six to partnership

Chadbourne & Parke has made up six partners across its global offices, including one in London. The energy firm has promoted London corporate lawyer Charez Golvala, corporate lawyers Jonathan Melmed and Carlos Albarracin in New York, Robert Goldberg in the project finance group in Houston, real estate lawyer Mariusz Stawiarczyk in Warsaw and Kenneth Mack […]

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