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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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Mediate action

Mediation is not always the best solution. Michel Kallipetis QC and Colin Manning describe how the Court of Appeal’s process needs to change if it is to become standard practice On 20 March 2002, the Lord Chancellor’s Department published a further report in its Research Series entitled “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Commercial Cases and in […]

Ex-SJ Berwin assistant found guilty of forgery

A former SJ Berwin assistant pleaded guilty last week to forging work permits for clients Immigration lawyer Lorraine Forrest was sentenced to 100 hours community service by the City of London Magistrates Court, together with a £100 fine and a two-year supervision and rehabilitation order.Forrest left SJ Berwin in November 1999 to join CMS Cameron […]

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