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By Karina Skomorokhova In response to international sanctions imposed on Russia as part of the country’s confrontation with the West over the political situation in Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula, the Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree in 2014 to prohibit the import of certain products and foodstuffs produced in the United States, the […]

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By R. Nelson Godfrey A month has now passed since the coming into force of the most significant revisions to Canada’s Trademarks Act in decades.  Changes including the removal of use as a prerequisite to registration and the accession of Canada to the Madrid Protocol have made it easier to file and register trademarks in Canada, particularly […]

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Guernsey’s recently published Financial Services Policy Framework sets out an approach to capitalise upon a range of global specialisms to ensure that Guernsey remains a strong, and stable financial centre servicing sophisticated clients from around the world. Financial services and the associated professional services that support them account for more than half of the jurisdiction’s […]

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By Louise Power What do real estate businesses need to know? We have reported recently on the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law within the leasehold housing market.  We have also published various earlier briefings [1] in which we have: flagged to housebuilders/developers and other businesses operating within the real estate industry, the […]

MHCLG call for evidence on tenancy deposit reform

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Deborah Brown explain the UK Government’s call for evidence on potential tenancy deposit reform in the private rented sector. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a call for evidence which seeks to inform the UK […]

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Social and commercial context Reports of violence on the high street are on the rise. Unfortunately, even the briefest of internet research reveals a worrying number of incidences of violence in the UK.  Within just the last year there have been: a stabbing in a supermarket; armed robberies at Barclays on Vauxhall Bridge Road, at […]

Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement 2019

Ana Marta Castro and Raul Mota Cerveira, partners, contribute for the international publication Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement, a comparative guide that analyses Public Procurement legislation on 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. The lawyers are responsible for the Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe chapters, where they explain relevant […]

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