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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: First ELF litigation guidebook

The Environmental Law Foundation has published the first three titles in its series of litigation manuals, producing guides by leading environmental lawyers in the UK. The manuals, which cover noise pollution, air pollution and private prosecutions, have been produced as part of ELF’s programme to provide advice to lawyers acting for individuals and communities faced […]

Beyond the call of duty

While the legal profession develops and changes, there is an individual who is an important, yet frequently under-utilised resource. Legal secretaries have had to adapt rapidly to change over the past decade as a result of technology, national economics and working procedures. Although it is accepted that all lawyers will have to obtain some level […]

Court reforms usher in first of the 'super committees'

NINE magistrates courts committees (MCCs) are set to become the first to amalgamate under the Lord Chancellor’s courts reforms. The Lord Chancellor’s Department has named the committees in the first draft of potential amalgamations, using its new powers to reduce the number of MCCs under the Police and Magistrates Courts Act 1994. But groups representing […]

Committee co-chair

Hamilton Loeb, partner at US firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, has won a two-year term as co-chair of the 1,200-member International Trade Committee – the largest committee in the ABA’s Section on International Law and Practice. Loeb, who handles international trade law, technology litigation and international arbitration, co-chairs his firm’s international committee.

Litigation Writs 19/09/95

Writ issued by Dawson & Co, London WC2. C146 Milton Keynes widow Susan Campbell is suing British Railways Board over the death of her husband from an asbestos-related disease. Roy Campbell, who was 56, died on 3 February last year from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos when he worked for British Rail at its […]

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