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WAQF Bank: More than just charity

20/01/2022
Written by Mohamed Ridza & Co, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Waqf may be defined as “holding a property for the purpose of extracting the usufruct for the benefit of the Muslim society[1]. “ The word waqf is derived from Arabic root verb “waqafa”, which means causing a thing to stop and standstill.  It also takes....
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Protection for Property Developers over Vacant Possession in Malaysia – The Other Side of the Coin

20/01/2022
There are safeguards intended to protect homebuyers prescribed under the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (“HDA”) across Malaysia.  Arguably, no milestone under the HDA is more crucial than the delivery of vacant possession within the prescribed tenure; whereby for housing developments with strata title, such developments have to be completed within 36 months....
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Simons Muirhead Burton, London (SMB) are listed in the Times Best Law Firms 2022

20/01/2022
SMB London, LAWorld member,  has been listed in the prestigious The Times Best Law Firms list for 2022.   As a new entry, we are recognised for a number of notable cases that we have been involved with over the past year, including the ‘libel case of the century’ Depp V News Group Newspapers Ltd. The Times also....
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The Times 2022 Awards for Best Law Firms in the UK

20/01/2022
We are pleased to announce that Edmonds Marshall McMahon, London LAWorld member firm, has been included in The Times Best Law Firms 2022 in the category of Financial Crime, Fraud & Regulatory. This list recognises the most highly regarded legal practices in England and Wales, all of which were chosen by other law firms. The Times assembled this....
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Sound Marks Must Be Distinctive To Be Registered

20/01/2022
A recent decision of the General Court of the European Union raises interesting questions concerning sound marks and their distinctiveness. (Ardagh Metal Beverage Holdings GmbH & Co. KG v. EUIPO, (7 July 2021) Case T-668/19 (General Court). The Application The Applicant applied for an EU trademark for a sound mark. The sound mark reproduced the....
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