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SmartLaw 2.0: expert insights for the future of law

A few years ago we offered SmartLaw: expert insights for the future of law. As expected, the legal industry has continued to evolve and so must SmartLaw in order to equip firms for the future. We still believe the original SmartLaw key concepts of clients, culture and technology are essential to successful firms, but we now must […]

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…

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Olswang wins AIM adviser contract

Olswang has been instructed by leading Alternative Investment Market (AIM)-nominated adviser Smith & Williamson for the first time. The appointment is a direct result of private equity partner Chris Mackie’s decision to quit Berwin Leighton for Olswang late last year. Smith & Williamson’s head of corporate finance Robert Kidson says the corporate finance house uses […]

LA Skadden Arps loses M&A partner

New York firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is losing one of its leading mergers and acquisition partners to an investment house. Pacific Capital Group is luring Brian McCarthy from the firm’s Los Angeles office as its new general counsel and member of the executive committee. McCarthy has been at Skadden Arps for 22 […]

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Bircham & Co and its parliamentary and public law division Dyson Bell Martin are to operate under one name, Bircham Dyson Bell. Despite operating in different areas (Bircham & Co specialises in charities and private client work), the two practices have been part of the same firm for several years.

Macfarlanes sets up team to win e-commerce work

Macfarlanes is responding to the new economy boom by establishing an e-commerce group within its commercial practice. It is the first time the firm has created a specific sector-based group. Stephen Dooley, who has joined from US firm Sidley & Austin, will head the department. Macfarlanes has a leading reputation in private equity work. Venture […]

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