Litigation Recent Decisions 14/10/97

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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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Litigation Writs 14/10/97

A woman who claims she suffered personal injuries after being treated with blood products is suing the National Blood Authority, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Brighton Health Authority, Raigmore NHS Trust, West Suffolk Health Authority, Bio Products Laboratory, the Department of Health, South Thames NHS Executive, and Anglia and Oxford NHS Executive for over […]

In brief: Marsons opens new office in Bexleyheath

Kent firm Marsons has opened a new office in Bexleyheath. Headed by Caroline Landes, it will be open seven days a week as well as some evenings. The office will deal with child care, family, crime, personal injury, company,commercial and property.

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