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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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SOLICITORS will be invited to help oversee five information meeting pilot projects which are being set up by the Government. Couples contemplating divorce will have to attend information meetings once the Family Law Act is implemented, probably in early 1999, although attendance at the pilots will be voluntary. The projects are being established in Birmingham […]

Manchester merger talks break down

Merger talks between Manchester commercial firms Cobbetts and Halliwell Landau have broken down following protracted negotiations. In public statements the firms said the decision not to go ahead with the merger, which would have created Manchester’s largest commercial law firm, was amicable. But although they played down the significance of the move, at one stage […]

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A blanket ban on homosexuals in the Armed Forces is to be challenged in the European Court of Justice. Mr Justice Lightman decided last week to refer the case of Terry Perkins, sacked from the Royal Navy despite an exemplary career, to the European Court. Perkins was represented by Stephen Grosz of Bindman & Partners. […]

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