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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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The Portuguese legal market has seen its second merger this month, with Lisbon’s Sérvulo Correia & Associados announcing a link with Ferreira Pinto & Associados. From January 2008 the two firms will come together as Sérvulo. The firm will handle public law and corporate work and boast around 70 lawyers. Rui Medeiros and Fernando Ferreira […]

Herbies dispute specialist joins Camerons

CMS Cameron McKenna has hired Herbert Smith senior associate Ben Holland to its partnership. Energy disputes specialist Holland will join Camerons’ energy, projects and construction (EPC) practice in London. EPC head Penelope Warne said: “The firm’s energy disputes work has been expanding fast, both in terms of volume and scope. We’re responding to increased client […]

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Credit crunch prompts CC redundancies in NY

Clifford Chance has laid off six associates from its structured finance group in New York. The lawyers worked in a practice group that worked exclusively for credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and the work for that group has stopped following the credit crisis. A Clifford Chance spokesperson said: “This is a direct response […]

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Star performers report growth above 20 per cent

Ashurst, Bird & Bird, Herbert Smith, Nabarro and SJ Berwin are the star performers of the financial year at the half-year stage. All five firms have increased their fee income by more than 20 per cent during the first half of the year. Ashurst and Herbert Smith both increased revenue by 25 per cent while […]

Charles Russell steers market switch for Aricom

Charles Russell has capitalised on its blossoming relationship with JPMorgan Cazenove to land a lead role on an Anglo-Russian mining company’s move from AIM to the main list. The top 50 firm advised JPMorgan Cazenove and Canaccord Adams as the joint brokers and sponsors to Aricom, which has titanium and iron ore assets in Russia. […]

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