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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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Squire Sanders wins Mongolian clients with new Moscow chief

Squire Sanders & Dempsey has strengthened its position in Mongolia by hiring a new managing partner for its Moscow office who has significant Mongolian connections. Russian lawyer Ivan Trifonov has joined Squire Sanders‘ Moscow office as managing partner from Canadian firm Macleod Dixon’s outpost in the Russian capital. He is qualified to practise law in […]

Dechert securitisation bid signals more Nomura losses

Dechert is making a bid to move its securitisation practice up a gear with the hire of a specialist. John Gordon – previously at Nomura’s Principal Finance Group (PFG) – joined Dechert‘s securitisation unit last week as a partner, after leaving Nomura in January. He brings extensive experience in securitisation and structured finance and was […]

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You know you’ve got the opposition rattled when they resort to calling you names. So I was not too surprised when David McIntosh, the president of the Law Society, summoned me to the headmaster’s study to admonish me for being a “maverick” and for playing truant [The Lawyer, 1 October].I expected to be ordered to […]

Bond Pearce as it takes up cause of Professional Contractors Group against the revenue

The appeal by the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) against the IR35 legislation has been set down for 19 November and will include a host of European points of law. IR35 treats most contractors as employees for tax purposes, even though they do not qualify for pensions, paid holidays and other staff benefits.At a judicial review […]

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