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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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Revealed: Clifford Chance’s Abu Dhabi launch team

Clifford Chance’s new office in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, will open with three partners and eight associates. Dubai-based banking and finance partner Richard Ernest will lead the office, accompanied by real estate partner Peter Deegan, who will relocate from Warsaw, and capital markets partner Chris Walsh, who will relocate from […]

Litigation: A keyword for Google?

Many lawyers acting for brand owners will have felt the shockwaves emanating from Google’s recent controversial change to its policy regarding the use of trade marks as keywords in the UK and Ireland. In broad terms, keyword advertising systems allow advertisers to bid for particular terms or phrases. When a search is conducted which includes […]

Taking flight

The Isle of Man’s Aircraft Registry has proved to be a soaring success for the local economy The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry commenced business on 1 May 2007 with the intention of becoming the world’s leading – and Europe’s only – body dedicated to registering high-quality private and corporate-owned business jets and turbine-engine helicopters. […]

Newcastle’s Muckle in redundancy talks

Newcastle firm Muckle has entered redundancy talks with up to 20 of its staff. Newcastle firm Muckle has entered redundancy talks with up to 20 of its staff. The affected staff members are understood to include business support employees and some fee-earners, mostly across the commercial group and the property services groups. Muckle senior partner […]

GSK ends GC search with Sidley hire

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has turned to the US for its new general counsel, hiring Sidley Austin life ­sciences partner Dan Troy following a seven-month search. Former GSK general counsel Rupert Bondy joined energy company BP in May after announcing his departure in January. Troy will start at GSK on 2 ­September. GSK refused to confirm who […]

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