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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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Order 17 Litigation/Libel. Damages made good

Lawrence Abramson looks at the recent decision to allow directions on personal injury damages to assist libel juries The awards meted out by libel juries have long been a source of concern for the profession. In the face of ever escalating awards, there is the feeling that the amounts of compensatory and exemplary damages have […]

Competition talks

Brussels-based Rowe & Maw partner Simon Baxter, 4 Raymond Buildings barrister Christopher Vajda, and Melanie Farquharson of Simmons & Simmons are among the speakers lined up to address a two-day conference on European and US competition law aimed at in-house lawyers. The conference, to be held at London’s Berners Hotel on 6 to 7 March, […]

In brief: Hull firm wins local airport deal

Hull firm Andrew M Jackson & Co has been appointed to carry out all Humberside International Airport’s legal work, as the airport enters a phase of rapid expansion. The firm was selected from a shortlist to oversee the airport’s £2.5 million development.

EU demystified

The joint Brussels office of Beachcroft Stanleys and Paris firm JP Karsenty et Associes has announced plans to hold a second colloquium on the European Union following the success of its first event last month. The colloquium, organised by resident solicitor Julie Nazerali at the European Parliament, was put together to “demystify” the workings of […]

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