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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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Linklaters to fork out £50m to leavers

Linklaters will have to pay up to £50m in compensation to departing partners, as new details emerge of the cost of the firm’s New World restructure. The firm is offering an exit package of one year’s pay to partners leaving as a result of the New World programme. It is understood that around 50 partners […]

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DLA Piper cuts 124 jobs at end of consultation

DLA Piper has concluded its redundancy consultation, leading to the loss of 124 jobs. David Bradley The total redundancies, which included 24 lawyers, were fewer than the expected 140 as a number of employees volunteered for reduced working or pay cuts to save jobs. The measures were mostly taken up by support staff, although some […]

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DLA Piper cuts 124 jobs at end of consultation

DLA Piper has concluded its redundancy consultation, leading to the loss of 124 jobs. David Bradley The total redundancies, which included 24 lawyers, were fewer than the expected 140 as a number of employees volunteered for reduced working or pay cuts to save jobs. The measures were mostly taken up by support staff, although some […]

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Flexible friends?

Recent cases in Jersey have highlighted the need for perspective and pragmatism in small jurisdictions, says David Cadin David Cadin Flexibility and fairness are crucial in a small jurisdiction, with limited resources and legislation and both of these principals have been used recently in Jersey to deal with new situations.  The Belgravia Financial Services Group […]

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