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Priority rights in Turkish law

According to the Industrial Property Law, which entered into force on 10 January 2017, an enterprise of goods or services ensure distinguishing from or service goods other undertakings and brand owners to ensure protection of the subject it is turned on and including the names of persons, provided that shown on the register can provide […]

Russia increases duties on US goods

On 23 March 2018, the United States of America introduced a special protective measure in the form of increased customs duties on imports for steel and aluminium products, including those originating from the Russian Federation… …The Government of the Russian Federation by its Decision No. 788 dated July 2018, therefore, introduced import customs duties rates […]

Why Islamic finance fits well in Kazakhstan

Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (eg roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion…

Extortion, blackmail, and kidnap for ransom

In this market insight, originally written for CampdenFB, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, John Chase and Brittany Damora, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario…

The Court of Protection endorses use of the Mental Capacity Act

By Michael Mylonas QC The requirement for written consent in schedule 3 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act has caused difficulties in some notable cases. Last week saw another challenge in which Mrs P needed the consent of her husband who had suffered an irreversible brain injury. She turned to the Mental Capacity Act 2005…

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Jersey bids for companies’ trust

Jersey is about to become the first international jurisdiction to implement comprehensive new legislation to regulate trust companies and company service providers. The Financial Services Extension Jersey Law has been approved by Jersey’s government (the States) and will become law before the end of the year. Businesses have until 2 February 2001 to complete new […]

College of Law beats rival Nottingham in race to win advocacy training work

The College of Law has fought off competition from Nottingham Law School and landed advocacy training work with two magic circle firms, worth a purported £50,000. Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith joined forces in the competitive tendering process to increase their bargaining power with the institution. The College of Law’s London branch will provide training […]

Hammonds senior finance partner quits for SJ Berwin

Hammond Suddards Edge is losing its senior financial services partner to SJ Berwin. He returns four years after quitting the firm. Bruce Gardner has tendered his resignation, but a starting date at SJ Berwin has yet to be agreed. His move will boost SJ Berwin’s financial services capability. A replacement for Gardner as firm-wide head […]

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