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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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A&O targets sexual harassment at work

The head of employment at Allen & Overy is joining forces with a group of barristers to start a mediation business handling sexual harassment cases. Mark Mansell is working with five employment law barristers – all trained mediators – to set up the new company, which is called Workplace Mediation Services. Allen & Overy will […]

Jilted brides finally find their match

The legal world awoke last Tuesday to news of the merger of Wilde Sapte and Denton Hall. It was surprised, but perhaps not shocked. As Laurence Harris, assistant chief executive of DJ Freeman, says: “This particular merger has been kept well secret, but the idea of a merger of these firms seems somehow predictable.” Wilde […]

Perrin's View

Earlier last week a merger took place between two high-profile heavyweights. The fact that it was on TV and featured two 40-tonne reptiles must, of course, rule out the Denton Wilde Sapte nuptials, but it was memorable all the same. In fact, the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs is proving fascinating viewing. So far we’ve had […]

Quote of the week

“My constituency have been delighted to see their own MP promoted. But there is also a sort of non-plussed attitude when I tell them what the job is. They all say ‘That’s interesting’ and move on. I have been explaining that I will have responsibility for access to the courts and so on, which is […]

A&O woos Simmons partner

Simmons & Simmons is losing leading telecoms partner Chris Watson to Allen & Overy. Watson has a close relationship with some of the biggest names in the industry, say sources. Clients include Telewest Communications, One2One, Deutsche Telekom/France Telecom, and Global Telesystems Inc. Simmons refuses to accept Watson is head of telecoms, despite the firm’s entry […]

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