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SmartLaw 2.0: expert insights for the future of law

A few years ago we offered SmartLaw: expert insights for the future of law. As expected, the legal industry has continued to evolve and so must SmartLaw in order to equip firms for the future. We still believe the original SmartLaw key concepts of clients, culture and technology are essential to successful firms, but we now must […]

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…

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Cameron McKenna in management change to boost European growth

The firm has elected senior corporate partner Dick Tyler to replace Robert Derry-Evans as managing partner. Derry-Evans takes up the new post of chief executive. A spokesman for Camerons says the firm decided to “beef up” its management to pursue its European and global expansion strategy more aggressively

Gordons Wright enters Leeds with Cranswick Watson merger

Gordons Wright & Wright and Cranswick Watson are merging to create one of the largest firms in Yorkshire. The new firm, to be called Gordons Cranswick, will have 31 partners and 79 fee earners out of a total staff of 200. The link-up gives Bradford and Keighley-based Gordons its first Leeds operation. An insider in […]

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Scottish & Newcastle

It is nearly a year since Peter Kennerley left Simmons & Simmons, where he was a corporate partner, to join Scottish & Newcastle (S&N), the UK’s biggest brewer. “I am company secretary and corporate lawyer, so I am doing the corporate law I did before but in an in-house capacity advising the board. It is […]

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