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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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Freshfields is acting for Cazenove & Co as underwriter and broker on the privatisation by way of a placing and intermediaries offer of AEA Technology to raise about £200m.

Wickerson to take on ICS chair

Sir John Wickerson, senior partner at Ormerod Wilkinson Marshall and former Law Society president, has been appointed chair of the board of the Investors’ Compensation Scheme. He joined the board as a director at the beginning of this month and will replace retiring chair Richard Lawson on 1 November, 1996 for a three-year term. The […]

Takeover spree expected after investment trust bid

A takeover bonanza in the until now relatively stable investment trust market is expected following a proposed bid for one of the biggest trusts ever, the Kleinwort European Privatisation Investment Trust (Kepit). Nigel Farr, of Herbert Smith, acting for the TR European Growth Trust (Treg), which has bid to buy Kepit for £510m, said: “It […]

World trade talks

The Centre of International Investment Law Library is organising a programme of 51 conferences from 18 October on a series of World Trade development topics. The world Trade Development conferences will include sessions on project financing, co-financing, syndications, the World Trade Organisation and the settlement of disputes. Information can be obtained from Dr Robert Glah […]

Eversheds to 'market' German states

Eversheds is expanding into the consulting business after winning a contract to market the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg to investors. The firm fought off competition from one of the big six accountancy firms, two marketing companies and at least one other law firm, to win the contract from the Berlin and Brandenburg economic […]

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