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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

Bermuda Government attitude and definition The current Bermuda government was elected in 2017 having undertaken to create new economic pillars in Bermuda, identify new opportunities for economic diversification, and seek local and overseas investment to develop new local industry and thereby create jobs in Bermuda. Since its election, it has enthusiastically embraced the financial technology […]

Mongolia – Trademark Protection

By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

Kazakhstan – Agricultural business and opportunities for Islamic finance

By Shaimerden Chikanayev Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture. More than 74% of the country’s territory is suitable for agricultural production. More than 42% of Kazakhstan’s population live in the countryside and about 20% of all […]

Dutch tax regime: confirmation of EU ‘per-element approach’

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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Polygram takes action against Hungarians over failed tender

SJ BERWIN and US firm Shearman & Sterling are advising record label Polygram on possible action against the Hungarian government after the company was allegedly discriminated against in a privatisation bid. Polygram claims it was shut out of the privatisation offer involving Hungary’s state-owned record company in favour of a local company. Polygram lost out […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 29/08/95

ROBERT JAMES COOLES, 47, admitted 1971, practised in partnership with Abbott Cresswell, London SW14, suspended for two years and ordered to pay £1,728 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew and used client money and failed to keep proper accounts. Tribunal told investigation accountant’s reports revealed client account shortfall of £285,637. Tribunal said Cooles had paid […]

Court Service tackles appeals backlog

THE COURT Service has slashed waiting times for criminal appeals through the efforts of court staff and the use of extra judges and information technology. The latest figures from the Criminal Appeal Office show that at the end of June 1995 the average waiting time for conviction appeals had been reduced to 10.3 months, compared […]

New Building plans for Booth & Co

Plans for the future: major Leeds practice Booth & Co has released drawings of its proposed new office building to be known as Sovereign House. The 80,000 sq ft office is to be built next to the city’s inner relief road and will put the firm in the company of other recent arrivals such as […]

Deepak Singh finds a criminal doesn't always forfeit all rights

The desire to strip convicted offenders from the benefit of their unlawful activities led Parliament to pass the draconian provisions of the Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986 and part VI of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA) which enables courts to make orders to confiscate amounts equal to the value of the benefit derived from […]

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