The Karnataka Appellate Authority for Advance Rulings (AAAR) has upheld the ruling of the Karnataka Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) in the application filed by Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. (Applicant). The AAR had ruled that the activities carried out by employees of the Corporate office (CO) of the Applicant for the Applicant’s branch offices […]
In the case of Sabha Shanker Dube v Divisional Forest Officer (Civil Appeal No 10956 of 2018), a division bench of the Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court) comprising of Mr. Justice S A Bobde and Mr. Justice Nageswara Rao, has reiterated the law on equal pay for equal work as long as the employees […]
On 4 February 2019, the Gujarat High Court, in the case of Yasho Industries Limited, Cosmo Films Limited and Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited quashed the pre-import condition for advance authorisation scheme. The summary of this landmark decision argued by us is provided..
On 14 December 2018, the special bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, comprising five judges (Special Bench), delivered a landmark judgment in Carlsberg Breweries A/S v Som Distilleries and Breweries Limited, C.S.(COMM) 690/2018 on the maintainability of a composite suit of design infringement and passing off. The Special Bench, on a thorough examination […]
The Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court), vide its judgment in M/s Emaar MGF Land Limited v Aftab Singh (Review Petition (C) Nos 2629-2630 of 2018 in Civil Appeal Nos 23512-23513 of 2017), has conclusively decided that if a dispute brought before the consumer forum (consumer dispute/s) arises from an agreement which has an arbitration […]
On 12 March 2019, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) published the final version of the revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing(the Handbook). The revisions to the rules and guidance in the Handbook, together with the revised legislation (the new Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, […]
The Ogier team continues to be at the forefront of industry developments. Our lead story is from Brian Lacy and Grant Carroll who successfully represented the applicants in the first ever “soft touch” provisional liquidation in the BVI.
By Anne-Gaëlle Delabye, Bertrand Géradin, Tara Kapur The Luxembourg National Data Protection Commission (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, CNPD) has published a list of processing operations which require a mandatory data protection impact assessment in accordance with article 35 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is a data protection impact assessment […]
By Branimir Rajšić As of 1 January 2019, a new Property Transfer Tax Law is applicable for the transfer of property in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, and the entire Sarajevo Canton (published in the Official Gazette of the Sarajevo Canton no. 28/18). The new law regulates tax issues on real estate transfers, as well […]
By Branimir Rajšić Under the new Contributions Act, mandatory insurance now covers management board members, executive directors and liquidators in companies, unless they have mandatory insurance on another basis. When appointed to those functions (even when not employed), they are obliged to pay contributions on a monthly basis. This obligation includes contributions for pension insurance […]
The head of Ogier’s Jersey investment funds team will speak about the challenges and opportunities facing the investment funds industry alongside regulators, industry figures from London and CI practitioners at the Channel Islands Funds Forum in September. Partner Niamh Lalor will be speaking at the closing panel at the event, billed “A Sharper Focus”, on […]
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Eversheds Sutherland has made a timely hire one year on from the introduction of the new Telecoms Code, taking on Fladgate’s head of real estate litigation and telecommunications specialist Thekla Fellas. Fellas joins Eversheds on 1 April to build a team around her specialism in “Telecoms Code” disputes. Her appointment follows the controversial Electronic Communications […]
The revenue of Simmons & Simmons’ flexible resourcing unit has grown 230 per cent to £10m in the space of one financial year, The Lawyer has learned. The Adaptive service, which was launched in 2014 following an uptick in work in London and growing demand for secondees and specialist lawyers involved in one-off projects, grossed […]
Litigation funder Therium has secured $1.07bn (£816.6m) in its latest round of investment, making it the largest fund raised by the business in its 11-year history. The sum is five times higher than the amount it raised in February 2018 and includes investment from an unnamed sovereign wealth fund which is thought to make it […]
Axiom Managed Solutions (AMS), one of two new companies spun out of locum lawyer business Axiom prior to its pending IPO, has appointed a financial adviser to help source potential investors and, ultimately, a significant injection of capital. AMS, which is understood to have a turnover of between $50m and $100m, has appointed Livingstone Partners, […]
Senior management at Clifford Chance will have to set out their diversity and inclusion targets to the firm, as it continues its push to reduce its gender pay gap. Members of the firm’s executive leadership group, including managing partner Matthew Layton and new senior partner Jeroen Ouwehand, are among those who have committed to publicly […]