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Priority rights in Turkish law

According to the Industrial Property Law, which entered into force on 10 January 2017, an enterprise of goods or services ensure distinguishing from or service goods other undertakings and brand owners to ensure protection of the subject it is turned on and including the names of persons, provided that shown on the register can provide […]

Russia increases duties on US goods

On 23 March 2018, the United States of America introduced a special protective measure in the form of increased customs duties on imports for steel and aluminium products, including those originating from the Russian Federation… …The Government of the Russian Federation by its Decision No. 788 dated July 2018, therefore, introduced import customs duties rates […]

Why Islamic finance fits well in Kazakhstan

Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (eg roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion…

Extortion, blackmail, and kidnap for ransom

In this market insight, originally written for CampdenFB, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, John Chase and Brittany Damora, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario…

The Court of Protection endorses use of the Mental Capacity Act

By Michael Mylonas QC The requirement for written consent in schedule 3 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act has caused difficulties in some notable cases. Last week saw another challenge in which Mrs P needed the consent of her husband who had suffered an irreversible brain injury. She turned to the Mental Capacity Act 2005…

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Davenport Lyons gains new head of licensing

Davenport Lyons has taken on Allen & Fraser’s highly-rated licensing partner as a department head. David Lavender is joining Davenport Lyons on 1 May as a consultant and will take over responsibility of the firm’s licensing practice from Philip Conway, head of the liquor and entertainment licensing group. Conway says: “I knew that David was […]

Quote of the week

“Whether or not my golf will improve I don’t know, but I might remember who my children are.” – Richard Gerstein, who has stepped down as managing partner at Finers Stephens Innocent and is returning to full-time fee earning.

Retail and Foreign Banks

The high level of activity in retail and foreign banking has provided a great deal of work for legal advisers. But only firms that can adapt to the sector’s change in direction can hope to win a slice of the banking pie. Ryan Dunleavy reports. The retail and foreign banking horizon has radically changed over […]

Gosschalks pays tribute to leading licensing partner

Leading licensing lawyer Richard Leslie Green has died aged 56. Green, who was senior partner at Hull firm Gosschalks, died on 21 April. He was ranked as one of the country’s leading licensing experts, with a reputation as an outstanding lawyer and a major player in his field. Green had been with 27-partner Gosschalks since […]

Allen joins White & Case

The breakaway banking team which walked out of the London office of Weil Gotshal & Manges in January is joining White & Case. The team, led by Maurice Allen, has joined forces with two lawyers from Clifford Chance and another defector from Weil Gotshal to form a six-partner finance team. Allen left Weil Gotshal four […]

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