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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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DLA senior partner Roger Lane-Smith is to retire as it emerges that his counterpart at US firm Piper Rudnick will take the chairman’s role following the firm’s planned transatlantic merger. It is understood that under the terms of the merger agreement, Piper Rudnick co-chairman Senator George Mitchell, who was instrumental in brokering the Northern Ireland peace […]

Former MCI general counsel surfaces at Chadbourne & Parke

MCI’s former general counsel Michael Salsbury has re-emerged at New York firm Chadbourne & Parke. Salsbury resigned from the top legal job at MCI in June 2003 after two separate reports that claimed the MCI legal department provided inadequate safeguards against senior management’s misconduct – namely, inflating earnings by nearly $4 billion since 2001. Despite […]

Maples and Calder

In a story that appeared on www.thelawyer.com (27 September), under the headline ‘Mourant scoops Maples trio for expansion plan’, it was incorrectly stated that three lawyers leaving Maples and Calder were partners. In fact, the three are joining Mourant du Feu & Jeune as partners but were employed as associates at Maples. We are also […]

Beauty is in the eye of the client

Lawyers need to measure up if they are to be successful at beauty parades, says Kate Fleming Beauty parades are among the most important methods used by clients to select legal advisers. Many firms have found to their cost that winning work through this competitive process can be expensive and time-consuming if inappropriately managed. Whether […]

US influx keeps demand high for City office space

An influx of US firms looking for further office space in the City is ensuring that the legal sector remains one of the most active in London’s office rental market. More than 10 US firms have recently instructed the property management sector that they require new or further premises in either the City or Canary […]

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