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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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For those of you for whom partnership is the glittering prize, the first partner retreat is a rite of passage. How could a rookie not get excited about these conferences, with their high-level strategic discussions, dramatic unveiling of the true financials and excellent opportunities to tell the senior partner you’ve always really, really bloody loved […]

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Solicitors – put away your chequebooks and pens. Tonight more than one barrister will be popping open the champagne and it will all be on the bar (well, you know what we mean). The celebrations will be in full flow this evening as the Bar Standards Board has decided that barristers can shower solicitors and […]

Revealed: mid-market firms say ‘yes’ to flotation

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Eversheds solicitor bags pharma role

Veterinary pharmaceuticals and services company Dechra Pharmaceuticals has hired Zoe Bamford as its company secretary following the retirement of current company secretary Stephen Whitehouse. Bamford, who will take on the role on 2 July, joins the company from city firm Eversheds where she was a solicitor in the company secretarial unit. Dechra’s chief executive Ian […]

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