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New opportunities for investors: obtaining subsoil use right for hydrocarbons through auction

By Mikhail Abdulov  Introduction If an investor wishes to commence oil and gas activity (exploration/production) in the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK”), it shall obtain a relevant subsoil use right (“SUR”), which is formalized by execution of a relevant subsoil use contract (“SUC”). An investor may obtain SUR either directly (SUR acquisition from an acting subsoil user or from […]

Cybersecurity threats and mitigation practices

By Bolat Assylkhanov Cyberattacks remain an increasing threat across all critical infrastructure sectors in Kazakhstan. Threat to the various industries has increased dramatically along with the sophistication of cyberattacks. We have witnessed in recent times massive attacks on IT infrastructure of Kazakhstani state bodies, financial and educational institutions, which led, among other things, to disabling […]

The Bermuda Captive Insurance Market

By Chiara T. Nannini Bermuda is the world’s largest captive domicile with over 700 active captive licences on its register generating approximately US$54 billion in annual gross written premiums. Having formed the first modern captive in 1962, Bermuda still maintains its global lead. The jurisdiction has earned international credibility as a leading global insurance and […]

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In the ever-developing and ever-changing world of intellectual property, news and exciting projects are never in short supply. Karanovic & Nikolic is proud to present you with a brief overview each month of some of the burning topics from this exciting and innovative field for the region of South East Europe. We hope that this newsletter will […]

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Pinsent Masons bulks up in Paris with tax hire

Pinsent Masons is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Paris by launching a tax practice with the hire of partner Eugénie Berthet from Marccus Partners. Berthet will rejoin former colleagues at Pinsents, which opened in the French capital last year through the hire of a team from Marccus Partners (31 August 2012). Berthet’s hire brings the […]

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2018: New roles to revolutionise training

Prediction: The number of training contracts will fall but new routes into the profession will multiply. When it comes to legal education crystal ball-gazing should be easy, shouldn’t it? After all, the report intended to shape thinking about the junior end of the profession for years to come has just been published. So has the […]

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Volatility in the Middle East continues, but contrary to expectations, firms that have invested in the region are not necessarily scaling back. The Gulf states are continuing to attract interest from Western firms, as Baker & McKenzie’s latest initiative demonstrates. Getting a larger footprint in the UAE is still a strategic necessity. Baker & McKenzie […]

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