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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

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Paula Sparks is a barrister and senior legal worker with Avma. Talk to specialist medical negligence solicitors and most will tell you that one of the most frustrating problems they face is a shortage of competent junior counsel. In a recent survey of referral panel solicitors undertaken by charity group Action for Victims of Medical […]

Recruit for Alsops ups MBO stake

David Raff has jumped ship as head of corporate and commercial at West End firm Winward Fearon and joined the management buy-out team at Alsop Wilkinson under the command of Peter Wayte. Recruiting Raff is a major coup for Alsops, which has been looking to strengthen its MBO team whose triumphs include the buy-outs of […]

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Helen Sage reports A one-day conference in London to assess the business benefits of electronic communication for lawyers will be held on 27 June. ‘Developing legal practice using electronic communications’ lists IT consultants Delia Venables and Neil Cameron, and Law Society IT adviser Christina Archbold as speakers. The talk is accredited by the Law Society’s […]

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Helen Sage reports The Data Protection Registrar plans to revise and streamline the registration process laid out in the Data Protection Act. Rosemary Jay, legal adviser to the registrar, said the system was set up in 1986 when fewer people used computers and the registry had no experience of data protection registration. The aim of […]

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