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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

Kyrgyz law identifies insurance activity as an activity of organisations that have a licence to provide services to individuals and legal entities for premium services, the subject of which are contractual specific obligations of the insurer in the event of an unknown event, with the distribution of risk among a large number of persons exposed […]

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Eversheds’ Italy chief cleared of fraud charges

Eversheds’ Italian managing partner Riccardo Bianchini Riccardi was yesterday (4 July) acquitted of all charges over the bankruptcy of Italian agricultural company Cirio. Along with 40 other defendants, including Cirio’s chief executive Sergio Cragnotti, Bianchini Riccardi faced eight years in prison over the charges of fraud, fraudulent bankruptcy and forgery (7 March 2011). Cirio went […]

Work Life Quiz: Simon Jackson, Shulmans

What was your first-ever job? A Saturday job working in a warehouse for BHS. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? I was sent to South Milford Police Station in the early hours of the morning to represent two members of the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers, advising them to rely […]

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German lawyers urged to claim for ‘overtime’

Associates across Germany have been sent a letter from a niche employment firm urging them to claim hundreds of thousands of euros from their employers for overworking them. The letter, understood to have been sent to all leading firms, calls on lawyers to take action against firms when they leave, using timesheets as evidence that […]

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Matrix’s Tomlinson in court for Ferdinand’s Mirror privacy case

Matrix Chambers’ Hugh Tomlinson QC is in court this week leading a privacy action against the Mirror Group on behalf of footballer Rio Ferdinand. Tomlinson was instructed by Simons Muirhead & Burton partner Martin Soames to lead the claim for Ferdinand. Reynolds Porter Chamberlain partner Keith Mathieson instructed Gavin Millar QC of Doughty Street Chambers […]

Brodies, Burness join Bakers, Freshfields on £740m Barclays deal

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Scottish firms Brodies and Burness have advised on AXA Private Equity’s acquisition of a £740m portfolio of funds interests from Barclays. A team from Baker & McKenzie, led by Paris-based private equity partner Bruno Bertrand, advised AXA Private Equity on the transaction. Burness provided Scottish law advice to […]

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