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By Glen Deleavey,Trevor Newton The Government of Canada published the new Patent Rules in the Canada Gazette Part II today (July 10, 2019). This publication of the finalized Rules is further to the previous release of a draft version on December 1, 2018, and the accompanying consultation period that followed. Importantly, the coming-into-force date for the new Patent Rules has been announced as October 30, 2019. […]

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By Kam Dhillon On 4th July 2019, the FCA released the findings from its recent review of non-bank payment service providers (PSPs). The FCA assessed how well PSPs (i.e. authorised payment and e-money institutions) meet the requirements for safeguarding customer funds in practice, in accordance with the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (PSRs) and the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (EMRs).

2019 Global Survey on the Commercialisation of Disputes – Cayman Islands

By Paul Smith, Spencer Vickers Q. Are lawyers able to enter into contingency /damages sharing agreements with clients? No, contingency fee agreements are unlawful. However, it is lawful for lawyers to enter a fair and reasonable conditional fee arrangement for an increase in fees to reflect the nature of the risk undertaken by counsel in accepting […]

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