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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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Michele Bernasconi, partner at Bär & Karrer, was recently assigned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to lead the first hearing in a CAS matter held at the court’s Abu Dhabi branch. The case related to an Indian swimmer who filed an appeal with CAS against a two-year ban imposed by India’s National […]

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PRC firm Dacheng has come a long way since it was founded in 1992. Having launched in Beijing with just five partners, by the time we published our China Elite last year the firm had 50 offices, nearly 900 partners and more than 3,000 lawyers. That’s pretty impressive growth, but now the firm has gone […]

Proskauer reaps rewards from King & Wood Mallesons

Last September, legacy SJ Berwin’s (SJB) former corporate head Steve Davis quit the firm to join Proskauer, the US outfit that SJB had temporarily courted prior to its giant King & Wood Mallesons tie-up. But it looks as if the partner didn’t leave SJB empty-handed. A couple of months into his new role, he has […]

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Shepherd & Wedderburn’s Stephen Gibb on post-Tods Murray optimism

It’s been a difficult few years for Shepherd & Wedderburn, what with turnover stagnating and the ‘Scottish big four’ group it formed a nominal part of disintegrating when Dundas & Wilson and McGrigors were taken out by merger. Like its last remaining big four counterpart Maclay Murray & Spens, the firm ran the serious risk […]

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