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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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Arthur Cox appoints managing partner

Irish law firm Arthur Cox has promoted the head of its commercial department to managing partner in a move to become the top corporate practice in the Republic. Eugene McCague replaces commercial property partner Ian Scott as the head of the firm. Scott has served eight years and will continue to practise at Arthur Cox. […]

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Fujitsu has lost its vice president of legal and commercial affairs after the company embarked on a European joint venture with Siemens AG. David Hyams left the company a month ago as Fujitsu Computers (Europe) was absorbed with the new entity Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV. Freshfields has boosted its Milan office by taking two partners […]

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Linklaters & Alliance is opening three new European offices and has poached a Clifford Chance partner to head up one of the three new Central and Eastern Europe offices. Csaba Berecz moves from Clifford Chance’s Budapest office to become managing partner in Linklaters new Hungarian office which opens in Budapest early next year. Linklaters has […]

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