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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).


Football frenzy

In their first interview since Glazer’s takeover of Man Utd, A&O’s Andrew Ballheimer and Richard Hough talk exclusively to The Lawyer about being on the wrong side of angry fans. By Husnara Begum With the new football season in full swing, calm has finally been restored at Old Trafford. During the last season, however, Manchester […]

Star chambers

Hollywood invaded Lincoln’s Inn Fields last week to shoot the film of the book The Da Vinci Code. The few barristers who had not retreated to their Mediterr-anean villas for an extended summer vacation were treated to hordes of glamor-ous actors swanning around in evening wear. Tulkinghorn for one nearly fainted in the summer heat […]

Linklaters raises stakes in war for talent

Linklaters has thrown down the gauntlet to its City rivals by hiking the Legal Practice Course (LPC) maintenance grants the firm pays to its future trainees by 40 per cent. The magic circle firm currently pays its LPC students an annual maintenance grant of £5,000 if they study in London or Oxford, and £4,500 if […]

DLA Piper, Pinsents bag DWP instruction

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Pinsent Masons have teamed up to help the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on the renegotiation of its controversial IT contract with EDS. The completion of the deal brings DLA Piper back into favour with the DWP after a spell out in the cold following a perceived conflict […]

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