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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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Mannheimer loses M&A/private equity star to its arch-rival Vinge

Swedish firm Vinge has poached one of Mannheimer Swartling’s brightest stars, marking the firm’s first lateral partner hire from its closest rival. M&A/private equity partner Johan Winnerblad is set to join Vinge once an exit date can be agreed with Mannheimer. Lateral partner moves are rare in Sweden and virtually unheard of between the country’s […]

The Bermuda angle

Bermuda has come out of the downturn all the stronger – and despite criticism from US presidential hopeful John Kerry, international
investment is on the up. By Warren Cabral

Stephenson Harwood loses partner to Bircham Dyson Bell

Bircham Dyson Bell is cashing in on the stream of departures from Stephenson Harwood by boosting its real estate finance practice with a new hire. Imelda Moffat joins the firm with experience of working for key clients National Westminster Bank and Bank of Ireland and has a particular specialism in insolvency led real estate issues […]

All change for Burges Salmon senior partner

Burges Salmon has elected a new senior partner to replace Richard Wynn-Jones whose term expires at the end of April. Commercial property partner Bob Smyth has been appointed to the post in an uncontested election. Wynn-Jones, the firm’s senior partner for the past three years, will return to fee-earning. The new appointment will take effect […]

Palwinder Hare: Motorola

Motorola’s head of legal Palwinder Hare is used to juggling a complex set of responsibilities. Steve Hoare meets a man at home in The Matrix.

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