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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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Clifford Chance Italy rocked by Chessa departure

In a blow to Clifford Chance, securitisation star Luigi Chessa is leaving the firm just six months after he was appointed as joint managing partner for Italy The appointment of Chessa with Nick Wrigley had been presented as a solution to the massive upheaval caused by the protracted exit of senior partner Vittorio Grimaldi, four […]

Pillsbury hires first UK-qualified partner

US FIRM Pillsbury Winthrop has hired technology partner Ashley Winton from Osborne Clarke’s Reading office as its first UK-qualified partner in London The appointment is Pillsbury’s first significant move to bolster London as it pursues its dual strategy of making lateral hires while seeking a UK merger partner. Pillsbury London managing partner Dave Snyder told […]

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Sheppard Mullin Richter bags Walt Disney counsel for media launch

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