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Voluntary transfer of receivables according to Turkish code of obligations corporate law

The Turkish Code of Obligations no. 6098 regulates the transfer of receivables on Article No: 183 ff. TCO regulates transfer of the receivables in the related articles under three main titles as voluntary, legal and judicial transfer, and in practice, the most common transfer is observed as the voluntary transfer of receivables.

New legislative regime for virtual asset service providers

The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 was gazetted on 25 May 2020 and will come into force upon issue of a commencement order in due course. The Law represents Cayman’s first legal framework for the registration, licensing and supervision of virtual asset service providers conducting business in the Cayman Islands.

Dishonesty: A change of approach

On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.

Cybersecurity requirements for licensees

Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.


EAT allows barrister to appeal claims against 4 New Square

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given permission for barrister Aisha Bijlani to pursue a racial and disability discrimination claim against four named individuals at her chambers, 4 New Square (4NS). In March last year the Employment Tribunal told Bijlani that none of her 16 claims against former head of chambers Roger Stewart QC, Justin […]

Hungary: Hungary like the wolf

Hungary’s governing coalition is baring its fangs and lawyers believe its bold reforms will encourage investment in the longer term. Like many countries in ­Eastern Europe, Hungary has undergone significant political reform recently. The country’s 2010 elections saw a landslide victory for right-wing party Fidesz, which now governs in coalition with the Christian Democratic People’s […]

Debevoise names new presiding partner as incumbent retires

US firm Debevoise & Plimpton has appointed corporate chair Michael Blair as its presiding partner, succeeding Martin Frederic ‘Rick’ Evans, who has held the post since 1998. Evans is due to retire from the firm at the end of the year, when he reaches the firm’s mandatory retirement age of 65. Blair has been at […]

Tim Marsden

Norton Rose creates deputy managing partner role

Norton Rose has introduced a deputy managing partner role, appointing corporate head Tim Marsden to the position as part of a global management overhaul. Marsden’s mandate will be to support managing partner and chief executive Peter Martyr, while remaining on the group’s executive committee. He has led the corporate practice for nine years, alongside his […]

Crazy in law

As Beyonce would say of The Lawyer’s Transatlantic Elite, it’s history in the making. For there are plenty of pointers to suggest that the mighty-thighed diva has turned her gaze on the international legal profession. All those references to running the world. Moaning about bills, bills, bills. Sharing the same surname as DLA Piper’s Sir […]

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