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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

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Mongolia – Trademark Protection

By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

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By Shaimerden Chikanayev Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture. More than 74% of the country’s territory is suitable for agricultural production. More than 42% of Kazakhstan’s population live in the countryside and about 20% of all […]

Dutch tax regime: confirmation of EU ‘per-element approach’

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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With an unstable debt environment predominating, a resurgence in mezzanine loans is anticipated. Tania Bedi reports Given the current volatile debt markets and restricted ­liquidity available to businesses, creative and flexible finance offerings are required to fill in some genuine funding gaps. In recent times no single class has ­dominated the debt capital markets and […]

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New legislation in the banking and power industries and high levels of foreign investment is keeping Nigerian lawyers busy, says Dale McEwan  A year ago, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a directive repealing the concept of universal banking and limiting the country’s banks to “core” activities. The regulation has led to a […]

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Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has hired Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) ­partner Simon Chumas to its ­shipping ­practice. Move of the week This adds to the eight-strong ­aviation and ­aerospace team HFW has already taken from BLG, gaining an office in São Paulo in the process. Chumas will join HFW on 1 ­November, when the […]

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