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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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Geldards has confronted its third consecutive year of flat financials with plans to acquire niche public services practice TPP Law. The acquisition which will bolster Geldards’ national public services offering and develop its client base in the South East. Geldards’ turnover remained static at the 2012/13 year-end at £20m compared with £21m the previous year. […]

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Number crunching: Linklaters

Linklaters’ LLP accounts since 2006/07 illustrate the flattening impact of the post-crash years on the magic circle firm’s financials. The firm recently announced its 2012/13 global turnover figure of £1.195bn – still 7 per cent off its 2008/09 peak of £1.296bn. Linklaters enjoyed a particularly buoyant year in 2007/08, with global revenue up by 15 […]

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Logistics giant Eddie Stobart becomes the latest ABS

Logistics company Stobart Group has been granted an ABS licence for its latest legal enterprise, One Legal Ltd. It is the latest big brand to move into the legal sector, following the announcement yesterday that Direct Line had applied for an ABS licence to launch DLG Legal Services, a firm where legal services will be provided […]

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Spain’s Broseta forges LatAm alliance

Spanish firm Broseta Abogados has launched a Latin American alliance with counterparts in Colombia and Mexico as part of a plan to target investment flows in and out of the region. The firm has founded the alliance alongside Colombia’s Esguerra Barrera Arriaga and Mexican firm Cervantes Sainz, and is on the cusp of finalising deals […]

Congratulations all round

For once the big news this week in The Lawyer Management isn’t about layoffs, mergers or firms collapsing. This edition celebrates those firms that have made it onto the shortlist for our inaugural awards, which will be held on 24 September. From global diversity initiatives at DLA Piper, revenue-generating social media tools at Taylor Wessing […]

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