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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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Directory survey needs closer look

On the front page of The Lawyer last week was a picture of Chambers and The Legal 500 under the headline “Directories under fire for wasting firms’ millions”. A sensational headline. But it bore little resemblance to the article and even less to the report on which the article was based. Last June, Wheeler Associates […]

Brobecks poaches Watsons corporate lawyer

US technology law firm, Brobeck Hale and Dorr has poached corporate finance specialist Richard Eaton from Watson Farley & Williams and made him a partner in the London office. He recently participated in the flotation of TPSA (Polish Telecom) on the London Stock Exchange and represented SDX Business Systems plc in a public takeover by […]

English rose may find better suitors at home

Ashurst Morris Crisp has surprised rival City firms by announcing it will open an office in New York. If Ian Nisse, managing partner at Ashursts, is to be believed, the opening will help the firm forge closer links with its US clients. But since Ashursts has, for a long time, been the subject of numerous […]

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Trowers probe Iran

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Trowers & Hamlins are in talks with Iranian firms in a bid to establish a foothold in the Middle East state. Jason Blick, head of Berrymans Lace Mawer’s Dubai office, says: “I have high expectations of the Iranian market. “We are looking for an association with a firm in Tehran and […]

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