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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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Australia fails to dominate Asia Pacific M&A top ten

Only four Australian firms have made it into the top 10 of legal advisers acting on Asia Pacific M&A. The Allens Arthur Robinson Group has emerged as the leading firm, advising on deals worth $13.1bn (£8.8bn), according to the half-yearly data compiled by Thomson Financial Securities Data. The rankings are based on completed deals concerning […]

Book Review

Managing Key Clients by Kevin Walker with Paul Denvir and Cliff Ferguson, published by Continuum Publishers ISBN 0826447104 THEY are every law firm’s dream – loyal clients who continue to provide them with work at good rates, who include them in their thinking when new areas of work arise and pay their bills without protest. […]

A sure financial success

Alison Clarke says that despite a drop in work at the bar, financial services barristers are working harder than ever Although some areas of the bar may be facing a downturn, the financial services sector is not one of them. If anything, it is booming. Indeed, solicitors and barristers predict an increase in growth in […]

Case of the week

McDonald’s v Customers. The fast food giant will face the wrath of 20 UK customers who claim to have been burned by its tea or coffee in a case that is similar to the actions brought against the burger chain across the Atlantic. Manchester High Court is due to hear allegations that McDonald’s knowingly served […]

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