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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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Clarification

Burton Copeland has asked us to clarify that Nigel Copeland, who was struck off last week (The Lawyer, 1 July), had left the firm in 1993. Copeland became a named partner in Burton Copeland in 1986, but was asked to resign from the partnership in November 1993 and has had no association with the firm […]

Enron in-house lawyer on theft charges

A former Enron in-house lawyer appeared in court last week charged with stealing more than £400,000 from the US energy group Marcus von Bock und Polach was charged with theft and false accounting in relation to a UK-based subsidiary of the defunct company and another Enron company. Von Bock, a specialist in corporate and structured […]

DJ Freeman nabs Maxwell Batley's Cassidy

DJ Freeman has scooped Maxwell Batley’s senior partner of 10 years, Michael Cassidy The well-known property industry figure, who counts British Land and Land Securities among his key relationships, is a major hire for DJ Freeman.Cassidy will give a much-needed boost to the property department, which has lost significant chunks of work as a result […]

Shoosmiths' profits up by ten per cent

Shoosmiths’ financial results have gone against the national grain, with a 10 per cent hike in profitability in the last financial year Profits per partner rose to £193,000 for 2001/02 from £176,000 the previous year. Turnover has increased 5 per cent from £43.5m to £45.1m.Shoosmiths’ financial results coincide with a strategic review that led to […]

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