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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

Bermuda Government attitude and definition The current Bermuda government was elected in 2017 having undertaken to create new economic pillars in Bermuda, identify new opportunities for economic diversification, and seek local and overseas investment to develop new local industry and thereby create jobs in Bermuda. Since its election, it has enthusiastically embraced the financial technology […]

Mongolia – Trademark Protection

By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

Kazakhstan – Agricultural business and opportunities for Islamic finance

By Shaimerden Chikanayev Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture. More than 74% of the country’s territory is suitable for agricultural production. More than 42% of Kazakhstan’s population live in the countryside and about 20% of all […]

Dutch tax regime: confirmation of EU ‘per-element approach’

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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Freshfields and Mayer Brown win top roles on HMV flotation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw have scooped the main advisory roles on the £1bn initial public offering of HMV.Freshfields is advising the banks underwriting the flotation and Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw is advising HMV. Denton Wilde Sapte is advising EMI, which owns a 43 per cent stake in HMV. Ashurst […]

Hogan & Hartson and Cooper & Kirk score civil victory against Zanu-PF

US firms Hogan & Hartson and Cooper & Kirk have won a US civil case against Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party A US federal court in Manhattan has found the party liable for human rights abuses including beatings, torture, intimidation and extra judicial killings prior to the county’s elections in June 2000.Zanu-PF failed to send representation […]

Nowhere to hide

The Family Court was always regarded as private. But that was before a judgment allowed Glory Anne Clibbery to talk to the press about her broken relationship. Jon Robins reports “I thought that it was love, but I was no more than a sexual slave.” This was the headline-friendly revelation of Glory Anne Clibbery, as […]

Eagle-isation

Tulkinghorn has been looking forward to the third issue of Lawyer2B for weeks. It arrived on his desk last week and he was pleased to catch up on all the latest gossip from the world of legal education, not least the progress of Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, the ski-jump hero and now a wannabe lawyer. […]

Deals summary

SJ Berwin (John Eldridge) advised Chelsfield on its £20m acquisition of a 1.2 acre island site at Bankside from National Grid. The site includes the London head office of Energis. BrookStreet des Roches (Charles Seaward) advised National Grid. Lawrence Graham (Richard Miles, Tim Railton, Nick Turner) advised Legal & General on the sale of three […]

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