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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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Eleventh-hour injunction blocks disclosure rules

The Law Society has blocked new court disclosure rules that would have made documents such as pleadings and defence of a claim available to all third parties. Schillings, representing the Law Society, won a last minute injunction against Court Service on Friday (29 September) stopping the rules taking effect from yesterday (2 October). Mr Justice […]

Forty per cent of companies are not ready for age discrimination laws

Over 40 per cent of employers have failed to train managers in how new age discrimination legislation will affect recruitment, according to a new survey carried out by Eversheds. The firm spoke to HR directors and senior managers in 150 companies to find out how ready they were for the introduction of the Employment Equality […]

Mayer Brown confirms three-partner chairmanship

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) has confirmed that three partners will assume the duties of chairman when incumbent Ty Fahner steps down next May, as first reported on www.thelawyer.com (18 August). The firm’s policy committee voted that general counsel James Holzhauer, UK managing partner Paul Maher and head of the Washington DC office Ken […]

PwC creates law, tax powerhouse in Italy

Accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has launched a combined tax and legal firm in Italy, raiding former network firm Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati for eight partners and 80 lawyers. The new firm’s name is Studio TLS, which stands for Tax and Legal Services. It has launched with eight partners and 130 lawyers in total. The […]

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