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Civil partnerships: a thing of the past?

By Sarah Green This week, the Supreme Court has heard the case of a couple who wish for their relationship to have the same legal status as same-sex civil partners…

Letting standards slip: Hotel owners cannot enforce brand standards

By Edward John An appeal judge refused to grant a hotel owner an order for specific performance requiring the tenant to maintain active trade and keep and run premises in accordance with brand standards. In Zinc Cobham 1 Ltd and ors v Adda Hotels, Zinc Hotels failed in its attempt to force Adda Hotels and […]

Luxembourg: Effect of the insurance distribution directive on the life insurance industry

Directive (EU) 2016/97 on Insurance Distribution of 20 January 2016 (“IDD” or “the Directive”) harmonises national provisions concerning the distribution of insurance and reinsurance products and insurance-based investment products (“IBIPs”) by insurance intermediaries, insurance companies, their employees, and ancillary insurance intermediaries in the European Union. The objective of the present article is not to summarize […]

Bulgaria to introduce derogations from the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The Bulgarian government has announced a set of specific requirements relating to the processing of personal data that it plans to introduce to national legislation in addition to the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Such specific requirements (commonly known as “derogations”) are allowed by the GDPR in certain areas, such […]

Glencore awarded anti-suit injunction in DRC

In Kamoto Copper Company SA v Africa Horizons Investments Ltd and Ventora Development SASU [2018] EWHC 1086 (Comm) , Mr Justice Males ordered an anti-suit injunction against the defendant companies on the claimant’s application after the second defendant commenced proceedings in the DRC claiming US$2.857bn in relation to the alleged assignment of a royalties agreement…

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An overwhelming majority of lawyers believe the profession is dominated by white, middle-class men and that developing a career in law as a mother is difficult. According to the Innovation in Law survey, carried out by IPSOS Mori and commissioned by Hodge Jones & Allen, 74 per cent of the 500 lawyers surveyed felt that […]

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Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan. The vote took place at the firm’s partner conference in Rome in June this year (See Behind the Law). Eversheds chief executive Bryan Hughes told The Lawyer that since then he has “started looking at the […]

DLA Piper achieves perfect score on 2015 Corporate Equality Index

DLA Piper has earned a perfect score for the seventh consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The perfect score distinguishes the firm as a ‘Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality’. The 2015 CEI assessed the policies and practices of 971 large US employers relating to lesbian, gay, […]

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China’s Han Kun enters Hong Kong market with local alliance

Beijing firm Han Kun Law Offices has launched a base in Hong Kong via an association with local firm Choy Cheung & Co. As Han Kun, which also has offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, is a PRC firm it is required to register as a foreign law office in Hong Kong, which is a special […]

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