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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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US-style title insurance threatens solicitors' remortgaging business

THE HEAD of a leading conveyancing firm has joined forces with an insurance company to announce title insurance plans which could deprive conveyancing solicitors of a large slice of their work. Brian Marson, of Bromley firm Marsons, has become a director of a UK subsidiary of US insurer First American Title Insurance Company. And the […]

No claims become a bonus

Some time in 1997 the former partners of accountancy firm Binder Ham- lyn will discover whether they have to pay a £105 million professional negligence claim. Law firms are following the case closely as it makes its way from the High Court to the Court of Appeal – bad news for Binder Hamlyn is bad […]

Law Society slates IR tax rewrite plan

Inland Revenue plans to rewrite the whole of English tax law have been attacked by revenue experts at the Law Society. The Government has launched a three-month period of consultation on the scheme, which will involve a team of 40 lawyers and other tax specialists. The team will spend five years rewriting nearly 7,000 pages […]

In brief: Construction expert goes to Berrymans

Victoria Russell has joined City firm Berrymans as a partner in the construction department. She was previously with Freedman Church where she was a partner for 11 years. Russell is experienced in advising employers, contractors and specialist sub-contractors on law, practice and procedure and is currently training to be a mediator and secretary of the […]

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