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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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BLP, Hill dickinson on Hammers shirt deal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Hill Dickinson have advised on West Ham United’s new sponsorship agreement. BLP advised online bookmaker SBOBET on its sponsorship agreement with the club until the end of the 2009-10 season, following the insolvency of ­previous sponsor XL. The BLP team was led by commercial partner Vanessa Barnett, who said: “BLP’s […]

Mishcons lays off 17 after consultation

West End firm Mishcon de Reya is to cut 17 from its staff base, including two partners, following a redundancy consultation launched last December. The firm confirmed that it was dropping a salaried partner from its real estate practice and one from its corporate practice, both of which have been adversely affected by the credit […]

Dentons to make up to 80 staff redundant

Denton Wilde Sapte has launched a redundancy consultation, which could see up to 80 members of staff lose their jobs. Jobs are under review in all fee-earning departments except competition, tax and TMT, across both London and Milton Keynes. The marketing, accounts, facilities and compliance functions will not be affected. It is not known whether […]

Mcgrigors, Kirkland bag fund sale roles

McGrigors and Kirkland & Ellis have scored the lead roles on the wind-down of a £434m fund containing the Bank of ­Scotland’s investments in UK PFI/PPP infrastructure assets. Almost half of the fund was sold to a group of four UK pension fund investors. The McGrigors team advising the Bank of Scotland was led by […]

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