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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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Conns tries its hand at legal recruitment

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Pro bono work treated as poor relation, finds Law Soc survey

THE MAJORITY of firms which give pro bono advice are not keeping proper records of the work they are doing, according to a survey of 460 firms conducted by the Law Society. The survey, published last week, found that 68 per cent of the firms which were giving free advice “kept no record of the […]

Litigation Personal Injury 21/10/97

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EU streamlines rules

New rules abolishing many of the restrictions on UK lawyers who want to practise in EU countries could be introduced by the end of the year. The member states of the EU have been trying to standardise the rights of establishment rules for nearly 20 years. Last week, a draft directive came before the legal […]

Dibbs loses second regional banking partner in a week

Dibb Lupton Alsop has lost a second senior banking partner from its regional offices in the space of a week. Leading banking lawyer Nicholas Fisher, recruited by Dibbs four and a half years ago from Wilde Sapte to establish and build up its banking departments in Manchester and Liverpool, has announced his intention to move […]

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