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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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Speechly Bircham ramps up financial services

Speechly Bircham has taken on financial services partner Vincent Mercer from niche City firm Foort Mercer A small team accompanies him and his clients include regulators, participants in the financial markets and market operators such as Ofex.

40 King Street appoints two new barristers

40 King Street Chambers has strengthened its Leeds team with the recruitment of two new barristers Mark Cooper, a specialist in business and finance law, joined from Chancery House Chambers in Leeds and Simon Young has relocated from 4 Paper Buildings in London, where he specialised in personal injury, employment and professional negligence.

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In 1996, Sackers opted to go niche – and it hasn’t looked back since As the pensions industry gets ever-larger and the issues surrounding it more complex, niche City firm Sacker & Partners is happily growing. A steady increase in turnover of around 25 per cent since 1996 puts the figure at £11.5m for the […]

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