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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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In brief: Judges criticised after landmark ruling

English judges have come under attack for valuing property rights before human rights after the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling that upheld journalists’ rights to protect their sources. The criticism has come from Geoffrey Robertson QC, who defended Bill Goodwin, a journalist with The Engineer, who was fined £5,000 for protecting a source. “This […]

Moves at the top

US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has appointed a new chair. Mel Immergut, a partner in the firm’s corporate and banking department since 1980, succeeds Francis Logan who has retired. Partners Trayton Davis, from the capital markets group, and Frank Puleo, co-head of the firm’s banking and institutional investment group, have been elected to […]

Judges appointed by secret 'whispers'

The appointment of judges will remain unfair and secretive if the recommendations of the Conservative dominated Home Affairs Committee are followed. So say women and black lawyers after the publication of a Home Affairs Committee report which recommends that judges should continue to be appointed by secret soundings of senior barristers. The committee also says […]

Charter mark for Scottish property deals

A SCHEME to boost the quality of conveyancing in Scotland could see the creation of officially approved “chartered conveyancers”. The Law Society of Scotland has embarked on a project to devise a conveyancing quality standard for firms to use as a marketing tool. The aim is to encourage firms to provide an expert service in […]

The cyberspace trading blues

The fundamental problem with the Internet is the way it functions. Digital data can flow in seconds to anywhere in the world unaffected by laws framed by reference to territories and matter. Unfortunately, when it was established by academic and defence institutions in the 1960s, the protection of intellectual property rights and the regulation of […]

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