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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

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Mayer Brown, McDermott and Wragge Lawrence Graham all hire in Paris

Of all the major European jurisdictions, Paris saw the greatest amount of lateral hiring last year – and the trend is continuing into 2015. In the last week three international firms have made team hires in the French capital in a sign that there is continued confidence in the economy and in the flow of […]

Boris Johnson

Value a system that inspires the world

Legal order that “guarantees good” must be properly funded, says Boris Johnson. Legal order that “guarantees good” must be properly funded, says Boris Johnson. Last week’s Global Law Summit (GLS) was billed as an event to showcase the best of the UK’s legal profession and, in three packed days, it largely lived up to the […]

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Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in ‘Putin’s banker’ case

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders. The CoA ruled that Pugachev, who once had close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin, must disclose information about […]

Cape Town tie-up for Eversheds as Africa presence grows

Law firm Eversheds has entered into a formal co-operation agreement in Cape Town with Walkers, one of the oldest law firms in South Africa’s legislative capital. Walkers is a full-service firm acting for clients such as Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Ernst & Young, Investec, Hyprop Investments, Nedbank, Old Mutual, RGA Reinsurance, Standard Bank and […]

Mark Brandon

Brandon: Ethical implications and the rule of law

The law may traditionally be blind, but today’s firms should carefully consider their ethical stance when choosing which companies to act for. Much has been made of the role of global enterprise to impact and influence the progress of the world economy. When 1,100 people were killed in Bangladesh in a garment factory collapse in […]

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