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Draft law: Russia’s counter-sanctions against the US and other states

On 17 May 2018, the State Duma adopted in the second reading the draft Federal Law ‘On the Measures (Countermeasures) in Response to Unfriendly Actions of the USA and(or) other Foreign States’ (hereinafter – the ‘Draft Law’). Compared to the initial version introduced by a group of deputies in April this year, the Draft Law […]

Poland: Basic legal aspects of branch and representative office activity

By Łukasz Szostak Under the Polish law, a foreign entrepreneur may, based on the reciprocity principle, set up its branch in the Republic of Poland. The scope of the branch’s activity may include only the activity that is performed by the entrepreneur in the country of its incorporation…

Mongolia: Legal summary on electronic money regulation

The new law on the National Payment System, dated 31 May 2017, shall become effective from 1 January 2018. The importance of the new law is an integrated payment system launch between the Central Bank, commercial banks, legal entities, other financial institutions and individual customers. As result of the law enactment, the Central Bank will […]

Turkish law: Determination of the lease price of roofed workplace

In general, the relationship between a landlord and a tenant is governed by a contract. That contract is referred to as the lease. A lease is an agreement between the landlord and the tenant in which the landlord agrees to allow the tenant to occupy a building or a piece of property owned by the […]

Kyrgyzstan insurance market overview

Kyrgyz law identifies insurance activity as an activity of organisations that have a licence to provide services to individuals and legal entities for premium services, the subject of which are contractual specific obligations of the insurer in the event of an unknown event, with the distribution of risk among a large number of persons exposed […]

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US firm Brown Rudnick has hired the head of Addleshaw Goddard‘s corporate restructuring and insolvency group for its London office. Louise Verrill, who joins the firm as a partner, is experienced in EU regulatory matters and has advised on a number of primary and secondary insolvency cases across Europe. Verrill said: “I’m very excited. I […]

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Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has ramped up its competition team with the hire of Office of Fair Trading (OFT) lawyer Sheila Tormey. Tormey, who joined BLG at the beginning of the year, leaves the OFT after three years. During her spell there she led a number of investigations, including an inquiry into newspaper and magazine […]

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Texas-based firm Fulbright & Jaworski has ramped up its Middle Eastern capabilities with the hire of one partner and the reassignment of another into its Dubai office. Litigator David Silver, who has been based in the Emirates for the last 10 years, joins the firm from Qatar firm Hassan Al- Khater. He assumes his position […]

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