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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

Bermuda Government attitude and definition The current Bermuda government was elected in 2017 having undertaken to create new economic pillars in Bermuda, identify new opportunities for economic diversification, and seek local and overseas investment to develop new local industry and thereby create jobs in Bermuda. Since its election, it has enthusiastically embraced the financial technology […]

Mongolia – Trademark Protection

By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

Kazakhstan – Agricultural business and opportunities for Islamic finance

By Shaimerden Chikanayev Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture. More than 74% of the country’s territory is suitable for agricultural production. More than 42% of Kazakhstan’s population live in the countryside and about 20% of all […]

Dutch tax regime: confirmation of EU ‘per-element approach’

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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St Johns Buildings joins Manchester Law Soc

North West set St Johns Buildings has joined the Manchester Law Society in an effort to make better connections with solicitors. Head of chambers Michael Redfern QC said the move would help chambers compete with new entrants to the sector in the post-Legal Services Act environment. Development manager David Anderson commented: “Suppliers of legal services […]

Baker & McKenzie scores with Boon Rawd for Man Utd tie-up

Baker & McKenzie has advised Thailand-based Boon Rawd Brewery in its £6m sponsorship deal with Manchester United FC. Boon Rawd Brewery, which owns the Singha Beer brand, has secured exclusive rights to supply lager at the Old Trafford stadium as part of the three-year deal. It also has also the rights to display the Singha […]

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A touch of Das: Orjit Das, Genpact Europe

General counsel Orijit Das has taken Genpact Europe from ostensible start-up to being one of the fastest-expanding companies around. He tells Andrew Pugh about the changing face of life as an in-house lawyer When Orijit Das was offered the European general counsel job at Genpact Europe he was asked to help the company build ’rollercoasters’. […]

View from the postroom

Two months after its marriage the newly merged Hogan Lovells is still very much in getting-to-know-you mode. But one area where this will not need much work is the postroom, where one of the firm’s longest-serving members of backroom staff makes it his business to keep communications flowing smoothly. Hogan Lovells messenger Bernie Finn went […]

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Time’s up for Fleet Street legal stalwart

After more than 30 years as a lawyer for The Times, Alastair Brett left this month. Katy Dowell looks back at a glittering career and conjectures on why it all ended so abruptly The gossipmongers work hard in Fleet Street, so when news that The Times’ most senior lawyer Alastair Brett had left the paper […]

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