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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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Dorsey and Kyo Sogo secure joint venture

Japanese liberalisation sees increased integration with US and UK law firms US firm Dorsey & Whitney has become the latest to secure a Japanese joint venture. The recently finalised agreement with Japanese firm Kyo Sogo Law Offices will provide Dorsey with a Japanese law capacity.Dorsey opened a Japanese office in 1999, but the joint venture […]

Brown Raysman swallows Baer Marks

US national firm Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner has emerged as the victor in the battle for defunct New York firm Baer Marks & Upham, taking 46 of the firm’s attorneys and 80 per cent of its partners Boutique New York firm Baer Marks fell apart last year after several high-profile departures. The 80-lawyer […]

Beachcrofts handed NHS Trust work

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has won a new contract for employment work for one of the largest hospital trusts in Central England The firm has been appointed to provide legal advice on all employment issues for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust, with the exception of work forming part of the trust’s PFI project.The appointment, which becomes […]

Cambridge educated

Taylor Joynson Garrett is taking on Garretts’ Cambridge office. Its corporate partner explains why the practice is a golden goose and not a dead duck November seems to be a tricky month for Garretts. In November 2000, the Leeds office of the Andersen Legal firm decided that it wanted to move into the welcoming embrace […]

OFT to grow legal dept by 20 per cent

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been given a mandate to increase its in-house legal department by 20 per cent to cope with its enhanced powers in competition and consumer regulation, and is targeting City firms for recruits The decision to hire around six new lawyers has been prompted by the body’s increased caseload […]

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