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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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Ashurst Morris Crisp partner Martin Wright has advised on his fourth major head office relocation this year with the signing of Canary Wharf’s lease to Barclays Bank.The bank’s decision to house its new headquarters in the Docklands is the UK’s first major letting deal since the terrorist attacks on the US in September.Advised by Lovells […]

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised a 290-strong group of UK politicians on lobbying Florida governor Jeb Bush to review the death row conviction of Londoner Krishna Maharaj. The advice was given on a pro bono basis.Freshfields advised MP Peter Bottomley, former attorney general Nicholas Lyell, Ken Livingstone and others on drafting a letter which was […]

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Mr Justice Burton has ruled that Bryan Jeeves OBE, former honourary consul to Lichtenstein, must be asked in public about his involvement in offshore property company Casterbridge. In 2000, Casterbridge was wound up by the High Court. The winding up petition alleged a connection with Hever Worldwide, which was allegedly selling timeshares illegally. Jeeves was […]

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