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Parallel import guidance clarified by CJEU

By Charlie Bond and John Coldham The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling clarifying what you can, and cannot, do if you wish to import goods from one Member State of the EU to another. In summary, it has ruled that the trademark owner cannot oppose the further commercialisation of […]

Canadian cannabis companies gaining traction in US

By Henry A Harris and Stephen Franchetto With the Cannabis Act (Bill C 45) set to be voted on by the Senate of Canada in two weeks (June 7, 2018) and legalization of marijuana expected in the coming months, Canada’s largest cannabis company today became the first marijuana producer to be approved for listing on the […]

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 […]

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White & Case, Latham, Bredin Prat land Taittinger sell-off

A trio of Paris practices is celebrating the successful acquisition of luxury goods company Taittinger by private equity house Starwood Capital. US firms White & Case and Latham & Watkins, together with French independent Bredin Prat, scooped roles on the €2.6bn (£1.8bn) acquisition, which was announced at the end of July. Bredin Prat name partner […]

Ex-Coudert Frankfurt chief joins German rival

Coudert Brothers’ former Frankfurt senior partner has joined German firm Büsing Müffelmann & Theye as of counsel. Peter Forster is a real estate expert and the first notary to join the 17-strong Büsing. Coudert announced the closure of its German offices in June and is in the process of phasing them out. The firm gained […]

Revealed: the US firms set to assault the City

Cooley, Goodwin Procter, Heller Ehrman, Nixon Peabody, Ropes & Gray battle it out for UK merger A new wave of US firms is preparing to storm London in the hope of tracking down those elusive UK merger partners. The Lawyer can reveal that Cooley Godward, Goodwin Procter, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, Nixon Peabody, Proskauer […]

Firm profile: The Dental Law Partnership

Recent figures published by Dental Protection, a leading provider of indemnity insurance for the profession, revealed that the willingness in the UK to sue dentists outstripped even the litigation-loving US. Founding partners: Greg Waldron and David Corless-Smith Turnover: £1.3m Total number of partners: Three Total number of staff: 20 (including14 fee-earners) Main practice areas: Exclusively […]

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