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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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A gift fit for a king

Charles and Camilla have reportedly already worked their way through four different law firms in their bid to find a successful route to marital bliss. Little surprise, then, that private client teams around the country are trying to find innovative ways to get that all-important introduction. Collyer-Bristow, for example, has sent its new guide to […]

Minter Ellison appoints new chief executive

Australian giant Minter Ellison has recruited the former managing partner of PA Consulting Group Guy Templeton as chief executive. Templeton will work alongside long-serving chief executive Phil Clark until he formally takes the reins on 1 July. At PA Consulting, Templeton was one of 10 global managing partners and held the post of Australia country […]

EasyGroup ousts Dentons for Collyer-Bristow on Orange fight

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A&O hires White & Case star for Shanghai push

Allen & Overy (A&O) has raided White & Case to boost its Shanghai office. Victor Ho, who launched and headed White & Case’s Shanghai office since 2000 has joined A&O as a partner with effect from today (15 March). Ho, a US qualified lawyer, has experience in cross-border M&A, joint ventures, direct investments, private equity, […]

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