This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 08 March 2015

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Latest Briefings

New opportunities for investors: obtaining subsoil use right for hydrocarbons through auction

By Mikhail Abdulov  Introduction If an investor wishes to commence oil and gas activity (exploration/production) in the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK”), it shall obtain a relevant subsoil use right (“SUR”), which is formalized by execution of a relevant subsoil use contract (“SUC”). An investor may obtain SUR either directly (SUR acquisition from an acting subsoil user or from […]

Cybersecurity threats and mitigation practices

By Bolat Assylkhanov Cyberattacks remain an increasing threat across all critical infrastructure sectors in Kazakhstan. Threat to the various industries has increased dramatically along with the sophistication of cyberattacks. We have witnessed in recent times massive attacks on IT infrastructure of Kazakhstani state bodies, financial and educational institutions, which led, among other things, to disabling […]

The Bermuda Captive Insurance Market

By Chiara T. Nannini Bermuda is the world’s largest captive domicile with over 700 active captive licences on its register generating approximately US$54 billion in annual gross written premiums. Having formed the first modern captive in 1962, Bermuda still maintains its global lead. The jurisdiction has earned international credibility as a leading global insurance and […]

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“High-minded tosh”: Sumption lambasts establishment claims for Magna Carta

Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption has criticised “the distortion of history” over Magna Carta in a speech to mark the document’s 800th anniversary, saying claims over its significance are being made to “serve an essentially modern political agenda”. In a speech at the British Library yesterday (9 March 2015), Sumption said views of Magna Carta […]

Walker Morris team discuss market issues at Retail Week Live

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Surety Academy launched by Gateley in Manchester

Gateley, has launched a Surety Academy based at its Manchester office, following demand from clients in the surety, insurance and construction sectors. The aim is to promote legal knowledge of surety law in the growing marketplace. The Academy will  educate members and provide knowledge-sharing events.

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