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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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Cobbetts elects Shaw for third term

Manchester firm Cobbetts has re-elected managing partner Michael Shaw for a third term of office. His present term finishes in 2002 but the partners have chosen to re-elect him early for a term of office lasting until April 2005.Shaw has been a partner with the firm since 1984. During his five years as managing partner […]

Pillsbury shifts 80 lawyers from DC to Northern Virginia

US firm Pillsbury Winthrop is relocating the bulk of the lawyers in itsWashington DC office into high-tech Northern Virginia. Historically, the firm has had over 100 lawyers in DC compared with around 10 in Northern Virginia. But now most of those will move over, taking the Northern Virginia practice to around 80 lawyers and DC […]

A view from Tokyo

Japan, the world’s second-largest economy, and Tokyo, one of the world’s major financial centres, has one of the smallest legal communities per capita of any developed country. Until the early 1990s, the economy was almost closed to the foreign community and the main focus of cross-border legal services in Japan related to outward investment. Since […]

Whitefriars housing group

This overhaul of Coventry’s social housing stock takes the value of projects launched under the new project partnering contract PPC 2000 to more than £1bn. The contract was devised by Trowers & Hamlins partner David Mosey and marks a dramatic break with previous practice. Most significantly, the contract covers the entire procurement process and is […]

Barclays slashes law panel from 100 to 25

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