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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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Stephens & Scown

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Gloves off at Lovells as UK squares up to Germany

Battle lines drawn as partnership polarised between Harris and Seisler in key election battle Lovells partners are bracing themselves for a ­bitter managing partner fight, with the firm increasingly split on national lines. In one of the most political management elections the City has seen for years, Frankfurt-based Continental ;Europe ;managing ­partner Harald Seisler is […]

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UK 200 Position: 94 UK 200… Position: 92 Firm: Wedlake Bell Turnover: £22.3mProfit per equity partner: £235KEarnings per partner: £165KEquity spread: £190K-£280KNet profit: £3.9mProfit margin: 17 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £203KRevenue per lawyer: £262KRevenue per partner: £558KRevenue per equity partner: £1.31mTotal number of fee-earners: 110Total number of qualified partners: 85Total number of partners: 40Total number […]

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