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Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Second package of Covid-19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian government

On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).

GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

Merck vs MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

In its landmark decision of 29 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the online use of a trademark or other sign must have a commercial effect in Switzerland for such use to be considered use in Switzerland. A global website targeted at a worldwide audience may have a commercial effect in Switzerland.

Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).



How to lose followers on Twitter – a helpful guide for lawyers and legal journalists

Everyone should understand how Twitter works, whether they use it themselves or not My Twitter account now has 33,000 followers and I genuinely have no idea why. This is not false modesty or a so-called ‘humble brag’. It is because there are many far better legal journalists and lawyers on Twitter, all of whom are […]

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Eversheds prepares ground for imminent Beijing launch

Eversheds is gearing up to launch an office in Beijing later this year as it awaits the “imminent” approval of its licence application. Eversheds first announced that it was going to open an office in Beijing in September 2010 (13 September 2010), after dispatching company commercial head Peter Halpin (now client service director) and head […]

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Alternative views

There is less than a year to go before the alternative investment fund directive comes into force. Here are the salient points still to be discussed In brief The implementation period of the EU’s alternative investment fund managers directive is hurtling towards the funds industry. A recent discussion paper released by the European Securities & […]


City law firm locked out of offices amid landlord dispute

A City-based law firm has been locked out of its offices by its landlords and forfeited its lease after missing its rent deadline. City Law, which is run by sole partner Paul Fallon, was late with its quarterly rent when landlords Cornerstone City Developments and Northumberland City Developments locked the firm out of its fifth-floor […]


Milbank boosts London lev-fin practice with Mayer Brown hire

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has hired a leveraged finance partner from Mayer Brown in London. Neil Caddy, who advises financial institutions on acquisition financings and restructurings, joined Mayer Brown as a partner from Allen & Overy (A&O), where he was an associate, in February 2010 (1 February 2010). Caddy was one of a number […]

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