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SmartLaw 2.0: expert insights for the future of law

A few years ago we offered SmartLaw: expert insights for the future of law. As expected, the legal industry has continued to evolve and so must SmartLaw in order to equip firms for the future. We still believe the original SmartLaw key concepts of clients, culture and technology are essential to successful firms, but we now must […]

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…

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In brief: James Chapman & Co

James Chapman & Co in Manchester has appointed an in-house lawyer from Fifa’s marketing agency ISL in Switzerland. Jason Smith spent time at Denton Hall and Cobbetts before joining ISL a year ago. He will work with senior partner Maurice Watkins advising Manchester United as well as doing other commercial work.

Linklaters celebrates £1bn pub chain buy

Linklaters and Travers Smith Braithwaite are dining out on the £1bn sale of Greenalls’ pub and restaurant division to Scottish & Newcastle. The £1.135bn transaction was completed last week and involved the sale of 531 managed pubs, including the Squares chain, 234 pub restaurants and 61 budget lodges. A further 19 development sites were also […]

In brief: Pinsent Curtis

Pinsent Curtis’ former head of private equity at the Birmingham office Nick Cockcroft has left the firm after a brief spell in its London office. It is believed that Cockcroft does not have a replacement position to date and Pinsents says that he has left the firm because he was having problems commuting from his […]

SJ Berwin names financial director

SJ Berwin has appointed a new financial director from international estate agents CB Richard Ellis. Mike Giles was previously the international finance director for the property consultants. He is replacing Lindsay Birch, who has left the firm following the birth of her third child. Before working for CB Richard Ellis, Giles was UK financial controller […]

R&W partner quits to join US rival

Rogers & Wells partner Michael Immordino is to join the London office of rival US firm Latham & Watkins because of the firm’s decision to merge with Clifford Chance. Sources say Immordino’s Italian practice, based at the firm’s London office, has referral relationships that would be in conflict with Clifford Chance’s Italian practice in the […]

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