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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).


Daniel Mclean

Lost for good?

HKFsi partner Daniel McClean examines the legal hurdles facing those trying to recover stolen Nazi art through the German courts The announcement of the recovery of 1,400 works of stolen Nazi art by German authorities in Munich – the Gurlitt hoard – has brought the legal challenges of claiming stolen art to the forefront of […]

Conyers’ Anna Chong provides Cayman Islands legal advice to Bitauto Holdings

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman Islands legal advice to Bitauto Holdings in connection with a secondary offering in the US of 2,749,200 ordinary shares (par value of $0.00004 per share of the company) in the form of American depositary shares as described in the prospectus. Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised […]


KWMSJB hires BLP lawyer to launch Middle East real estate group

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) has swiped Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) senior associate Tom Calnan to launch its real estate practice in the Middle East.  The establishment of the new practice is part of KWMSJB’s continuing drive into the region, following the opening of its associated Riyadh office earlier this week (27 January) (16 […]

Conyers advises lenders of major debt refinancing of Holding Anders group

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised a consortium of financial institutions (acting as senior finance parties) in connection with a significant refinancing of more than €800m (£660m) of debt facilities granted to the Hilding Anders group, a European provider of beds and mattresses. The purpose of the refinancing, completed in September 2013, is to extend the maturity profile […]


Dentons elects Lazar as new European chair

Dentons partners have unanimously elected partner Evan Lazar as chair of the firm’s European board. Lazar replaces fellow legacy Salans partner François Chateau in the role. Chateau is also Dentons’ global vice-chair and will continue in that position. Dentons’ incoming European CEO, Tomasz Dabrowski (31 October 2013), and outgoing European CEO, Dariusz Oleszczuk, were also […]

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