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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

Bermuda Government attitude and definition The current Bermuda government was elected in 2017 having undertaken to create new economic pillars in Bermuda, identify new opportunities for economic diversification, and seek local and overseas investment to develop new local industry and thereby create jobs in Bermuda. Since its election, it has enthusiastically embraced the financial technology […]

Mongolia – Trademark Protection

By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

Kazakhstan – Agricultural business and opportunities for Islamic finance

By Shaimerden Chikanayev Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture. More than 74% of the country’s territory is suitable for agricultural production. More than 42% of Kazakhstan’s population live in the countryside and about 20% of all […]

Dutch tax regime: confirmation of EU ‘per-element approach’

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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Clearing up on systems

I would like to clarify a few points in John Irving’s article comparing DOS and Windows (The Lawyer, 4 October). Firstly, Windows is not an operating system as stated in the article. You cannot talk about this either or situation when deciding to go for Windows or DOS. Your choice of operating system is one […]

Bermans managing partner to go it alone

BERMANS managing partner Ian Short has left to start his own commercial firm. No replacement has yet been found for him and the firm is considering either a joint managing partnership or a rotating system involving several partners. Partner John Hall says: “We are very sorry to be losing Ian, but he felt that the […]

Stockbroking head wooed by Birketts

Norwich law firm Birkett Westhorp & Long has recruited the managing director of the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society’s stockbroking arm to head a new investment division. Richard Larner joins the firm on 1 November as director of investment. Four other appointments are planned to complete the new team. Larner will directly manage private client […]

SCB complaints set to increase

Solicitors’ Complaints Bureau figures are expected to show an increase in the number of completed cases in 1993 compared with last year. But its annual report, published this week, will also show a rising number of complaints and running costs. The SCB will highlight improvements in its complaints handling procedures, which last year resulted in […]

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