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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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Dibbs loses IP head

Neil Maybury, Dibbs’ IP chief in Birmingham for the past five years, joins Putsmans as a senior consultant. His task at his new firm will be to develop the IP section and work with senior management on strategic development issues. Putsmans’ head of business law development, Terry Lipscombe says: “Neil Maybury is one of the […]

Ashursts lawyer heads in house

Bath, a lawyer in the law firm’s energy and projects group, joins Marubeni Europower in London where she will be responsible for power projects in the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. The author of a text book on Indian power projects, Bath will also be involved in projects that Marubeni is developing […]

Property

Norton Rose advised LG Investment Company ICVC on its authorisation as an open-ended company with variable capital by the Financial Services Authority. Simon Cox, corporate finance partner at Norton Rose, led the team on the deal.

Rakisons gains Edward Lewis property partner

City firm Rakisons has picked up a commercial property partner from dissolving firm Edward Lewis – one of the last partners to announce his new destination. Lance Conway has been a partner at Edward Lewis since 1997 and is moving to the firm with his assistant and client base. His clients include property company Wiggins […]

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Berwin Leighton advised HpC Kings College Hospital on its PFI redevelopment of King’s College Hospital

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