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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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The decision by five Bristol-based barristers to leave their practices at Queen Square Chambers for local rival Guildhall Chambers comes as the regional bar enters a period of unprecedented change. Employment barristers Debbie Grennan, Julian Allsop, Douglas Leach and Allan Roberts will all join the new team, with 21 year-call barrister Nick Smith at the […]

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Turkish alight

The Turkish market’s resilience in these tough times is attracting a host of international players looking for local suitors In 11 years’ time the Republic of Turkey turns 100. And by 2023, if the country’s government has its way, Turkey will be the world’s 10th-largest economy. The strategy is ambitious. To achieve it, it is […]

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Hogan Lovells prepares to name City litigator as firm chairman

The head of Hogan Lovells’ London real estate litigation team has been put forward as the firm’s sole chair, with partners expected to vote on the appointment next week. The board recommended board member Nicholas Cheffings to the firm’s partners last week. If his appointment is confirmed by partners he will replace incumbent co-chairs John […]

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A&O and Herbies lead on major software merger

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith and Swiss firm Homburger have won lead roles on the proposed £2bn merger of Misys and Temenos, two major European banking software companies. A&O corporate partner George Knighton advised longstanding client Misys on the deal, for which the parties have reached an agreement. Herbert Smith partner Will Pearce advised […]

Roca Junyent acquires 12-lawyer Madrid firm

Nabarro’s new Spanish ally Roca Junyent has bolted on a 12-lawyer firm in Madrid, strengthening its team across several practice areas. The addition of the team from local firm Vía Abogados sees executive partners José Luis Yus Respaldiza and Miguel Ángel Martínez Conde join Roca Junyent as partners. Yus Respaldiza is an insolvency partner while […]

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