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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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The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has scooped its new European general counsel from Goldman Sachs International. David Geen joins from Goldman Sachs International, where he served as executive director and senior counsel in its legal department. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs International, he was a partner at Baker & McKenzie in London. […]

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Newcastle-based law firm Ward Hadaway, Deloitte and management consultants RTC North have joined forces to launch a service enabling UK companies to break into the Chinese market. The trio will provide a service which will guide companies on the legal, financial and organisational aspects of penetrating the Chinese market. Ward Hadaway commercial partner Damien Charlton […]

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Jomati, the management consultancy launched by former Clifford Chance managing partner Tony Williams, is boosting its expertise with the hire of Henderson Global Investors legal head Benita Kumar. Kumar joins Jomati to advise law firms on developing client relationship management programmes. She is the consultancy’s third major hire this year, following the arrival of former […]

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Judges are set to pass judgment on the performance of barristers and could send them for extra training under a new scheme proposed by the Bar Standards Board. The bar’s regulator wants to introduce a quality assurance scheme to ensure that standards of advice and advocacy among barristers remain high. Bar Standards Board chair Ruth […]

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