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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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Clyde & Co-Kendall talks folded over lease

Problems with lease obligations were at the centre of failed talks between Clyde & Co and soon-to-be-launched niche firm Kendall Freeman. A source close to Clyde & Co said that the negotiations fell down due to lease obligations on the buildings occupied by DJ Freeman. Of those properties, 43 Fetter Lane is understood to have […]

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It’s not just a fine game of football that Holman Fenwick & Willan lawyers get to watch from their executive box in the North Stands of White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur – they also get a good laugh out of watching their arch Ince & Co shipping litigation rival and Spurs season […]

Lennox Lewis ruling rings in changes for foreign litigants

The ruling in a case brou-ght by Lennox Lewis means foreign litigants have a much greater chance of having their overseas damages awards being enforced in the UK. Previously, the UK’s Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980 (PTIA) prevented the enforcement of a foreign judgment containing a multiple damages award. Such awards, in which the […]

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While a revival in results and a worthy League Cup win over Alex Ferguson’s (the subject of Separated at Birth a fortnight ago) Manchester United must have relieved some of the pressure on Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier, Tulkinghorn was surprised when the manager of the UK’s most successful football club was recently appointed chairman of […]

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