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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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Hammonds beats rivals for partner

Hammond Suddards has beaten three City firms to take on the final partner from collapsed firm Edward Lewis. Martin Thomas was offered partnership in the corporate finance teams of Pinsent Curtis, Clyde & Co and Field Fisher Waterhouse. But Thomas decided to hold out for an offer from Hammonds. He says: “They all offered for […]

Chambers left in housing crisis as sets find no room at the Inns

Leading chambers are being forced to battle for commercial leases as the Inns reach bursting point. Space in the Inns is at a premium and sets say it is almost impossible to find premises large enough to house the larger sets or those set on expansion. This is forcing chambers such as magic circle sets […]

Monckton and 4-5 Gray’s Inn set to vote on merger

Monckton Chambers and 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square are today expected to vote in favour of a full merger just three weeks after starting formal negotiations. The Lawyer understands that both sets will hold full tenancy meetings today (Monday) to vote on whether to push ahead with the merger that would create one of the biggest […]

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