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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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SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon has spoken about how the client shift from West to East has propelled his firm to combine with Asia Pacific giant King & Wood Mallesons – which goes live today (1 November). In a video interview with The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths, he said: “The direction of travel has […]

Health and safety management — 10 top tips

By Helen Brooks Health and safety in the workplace involves two different branches of the law, civil and criminal, as well as both corporate and personal responsibility. Sanctions for breaches of the requirements imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 include unlimited fines and a maximum prison sentence of two years. Additionally, directors […]

DLA Piper named Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law in JUVE manual

DLA Piper has been named Law Firm of the Year in Germany for Insurance Law in the JUVE manual Law Firms 2013/2014. Held annually, German publishing house JUVE honours law firms that have been particularly successful and involved in notable transactions in the market with an award. JUVE commended DLA Piper’s global network of lawyers […]

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