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Charity trustees legal and governance webinar update series

In recent years the Charity Commission has concentrated on its statutory objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities and many in the charity sector consider it has dwelt unduly on the negatives. However the Commission has four other objectives set out in the Charities Act 2011 and we now see more attention paid to promoting compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations and the effective use of charitable resources.

Expedited trademark examination now available in Canada

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.

Appealing civil judgments in Guernsey

This snapshot outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court of Guernsey. It also mentions recent developments in appealing judgments of the Guernsey Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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PRC firm Dacheng has made its first significant hire since its tie-up with Dentons became public knowledge, taking on a team of six equity partners from fellow Chinese firm Haworth & Lexon. Dacheng will gain a total of seven partners as part of the move, with six of Haworth & Lexon’s eight equity partners coming […]

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The combination of US-European Dentons with China’s Dacheng will create the world’s biggest law firm. On paper, that’s a lot of global reach – as long as integration issues are tackled. For more on Dacheng and a close analysis of Chinese firms, check out our China Elite. Dentons chair on the Dacheng merger: “Like Halley’s […]

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Withers enters formal alliance with Singapore firm KhattarWong in bid to grow Asia revenue

Withers has agreed a formal alliance with Singapore-based firm Khattar Wong as part of its strategy to expand in Asia. The two firms began negotiations shortly after moving into the same office building in 2012. Discussions became increasingly serious before the pair finally applied for regulatory approval last summer.  The formal law alliance (FLA) will […]

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Olswang Paris office founding partner decamps for France’s UGGC

The former managing partner of Olswang’s Paris office has quit the firm with a team of lawyers to become banking head at French firm UGGC. Stéphan Alamowitch joined Olswang in 2011 from Dechert to head up the firm’s foray into France (2 February 2011). He was managing partner of the office until November 2013, when […]

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