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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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The Chicago-based firm has poached Cherise Valles from the Canadian Government to head up the new Swiss outpost which will focus on world trade and e-commerce issues. As part of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Valles regularly advised on the rights and obligations arising under the World Trade Organisation and the […]

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Guiseppe Sanna, head of legal at Reckitt & Colman, could make good use of a crystal ball at the moment to divine what his professional future holds. A fortnight ago, the company merged with Dutch-based Benckiser to create the world’s largest household cleaning products company and job losses have been widely predicted. So far, three […]

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The scene is now set for further legal moves by former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet’s legal team in the battle to ward off moves to extradite him to Spain, where he may have to face criminal proceedings. The High Court has given leave for Pinochet’s lawyers to seek a writ of habeas corpus in […]

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Leading regional firm Bevan Ashford has recruited an in-house lawyer from Allied Domecq as a partner in its Bristol office. Jeanette Darby has worked for the drinks giant for about 15 years and was responsible for setting up its Bristol legal department. Bevan Ashford has been one of Allied Domecq’s external legal advisers for seven […]

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