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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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On 27 December 2017, China’s first foreign currency-denominated asset-backed special plan and the first aircraft leasing asset-backed special plan was issued on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It was issued by CAL Financial Leasing Company. The special plan is managed by Huatai Securities, backed with relevant assets arising from aircraft leasing business as the underlying assets.

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This year, we’ve put some career questions to all our Hot 100 and will be running their responses over the coming months. First up, Burness Paull’s Callum Sinclair.

Gowling advises client of Savills IM on £190m Soho purchase

Gowling WLG’s real estate team has advised a client of Savills IM on the purchase of 30 Broadwick Street from Great Portland Estates (GPE), in a deal worth c. £190 million. Situated in the highly sought-after Soho area in London, 30 Broadwick Street is an eight storey building that comprises a total of 94,300 sq […]

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Litigator Kirsten Massey’s hunger for big-ticket, international work took her all the way from New Zealand to London. She took a risk leaving local firm Russell McVeagh for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and was told to expect a dial-down in work. That didn’t happen – instead, she landed herself the most senior role on the […]

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Emma Danks, who joined Taylor Wessing as a partner in 2010, may be one of the firm’s most successful ever laterals – a firm reason for including her in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018. And 2017 was quite a year for the Taylor Wessing corporate partner. She was appointed head of private equity, making her […]

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