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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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Sumo, seaside and The Street

For many firms, the Christmas party is simply a chance to thank staff for their work. But some break away from the traditional end-of-year celebrations. This summer, London firm Theodore Goddard hosted a summer beach party in its offices. “It was great fun,” says Justine Ashby, head of marketing. “We found no one is around […]

Looking for the ideal home

According to estate agents, the three most important factors when considering a move are location, location, location. For London law firms, being in the square mile of the City is close to their client-base and is convenient and prestigious. In Birmingham, the City equivalent is Colmore Row, which has been dubbed anything from the ‘square […]

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Alison Laferla reports International firm Norton Rose has installed a multimedia presentation suite at its City head office. The suite seats over 100 people and includes a 2.5-metre screen, a link to the internal computer network and satellite TV reception. Chris Manners, head of marketing at Norton Rose, said: “We felt this was the sort […]

Bermudian lawyer calls for end to bank secrecy

Leading Bermudian lawyer, Saul Froomkin QC publicly called for an end to bank secrecy laws and “shell” banks in offshore jurisdictions when he visited London last week. The former Attorney General of Bermuda and senior partner at the Bermudian law firm Mello Hollis, Jones & Martin told delegates at Shorex Conference of Offshore Services that […]

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