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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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In brief: Mundays makes up partnership duo

Surrey firm Mundays has appointed Sue Poulton and Stephen Morris as partners. Poulton has been with the firm since 1986 and specialises in domestic conveyancing. Morris joined in 1993 from Alsop Wilkinson and specialises in dispute resolution in both commercial and domestic property.

Battens revamps management in bid to rival London firms

South West firm Battens has shaken up its management structure in a bid to challenge its larger provincial and London rivals. The 26-partner firm has replaced its more traditional committee structure, overseen by a managing partner, with an executive board comprising a chairman and five directors, two of whom are non-lawyers. Ray Edwards, chairman of […]

It has been a good week for…

The legal profession in its international capacity. Overseas earning jumped by a whopping 20 per cent in the past year to reach £644m according to the Office for National Statistics. Dibb Lupton Alsop, which has clinched a £74m deal to buy Blackpool Tower, six piers, a conference centre, and several hotels, on behalf of Leisure […]

Super law that aims to make legislation work

Many employers will have been alarmed by the news that an employment tribunal has awarded £3,500 to a 20-year-old who had been in her job for less than a hour. The tribunal ruled that the reason given for Lisa Tomlin’s dismissal, her pregnancy, broke sex discrimination laws. Her employer argued that he had employed her […]

Flotation

Lawrence Graham acted for Sinclair Montrose Healthcare in its admission to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £41.5m. Just prior to admission

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