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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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Talk of the town

As the property market goes global, firms are stepping up their European marketing initiatives. Catrin Griffiths meets the pathfinders at MIPIM in Cannes. The buzz in the Martinez bar – the best place to network in Cannes – is all about how the global property festival, MIPIM, is changing. “It’s getting so big nowadays,” complains […]

…as it advises Burmah Castrol on BP sell-out

Allen & Overy is advising one of its oldest clients on its final deal as lubricants company Burmah Castrol sells up to global giant BP Amoco. The firm has acted for Burmah Castrol since the 1960s, and corporate partner Richard Rowland has worked for it since taking partnership in 1974. BP Amoco has agreed to […]

Case of the week

‘The only thing this court case has proved beyond reasonable doubt is that UK libel law is a disgrace to democracy and a menace to a free press. We apologise for nothing. But we will not be appealing. Life is too short…’ So said LM editor Mick Hume after his magazine lost its case against […]

Placements

SJ Berwin acted for Bristol & West Investments on its move from OFEX to the Alternative Investment Market. The firm also acted on a share placing to raise £1.4m. Seymour Pierce was the nominated adviser and broker for the transaction. SJ Berwin senior corporate finance partner Jonathan Metliss led a team of four on the […]

Scuffle of the week

The army v families of those shot on Bloody Sunday. Lawyers for the families said that they intended to investigate Guardian reports of an army memo at the time that said: ‘The minimum force necessary to achieve a restoration of law and order is to shoot selected ringleaders among the DVH [Derry’s Young Hooligans, as […]

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