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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).


11 Stone Buildings instructed in Lloyds Bank bond redemption dispute

Jeremy Cousins QC and Max Mallin of 11 Stone Buildings have been instructed to prepare submissions for various bondholders who are resisting an early redemption of part of a multi-billion pound bond issue by affiliates of Lloyds Banking Group in 2009. The High Court is expected to rule on the dispute, which turns upon whether there […]

Orrick becomes latest international firm to slim down German presence

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe this week became the latest in a string of mainly US-headquartered firms to slim down its German offering. The firm announced it was closing in Frankfurt and Berlin, leaving the future of five partners and several other lawyers in doubt. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe this week became the latest in a […]


Hot 100 Alumni: James Snape, Nabarro

James Snape made The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2010 after securing a series of public finance initiative (PFI) waste contracts for Nabarro. Snape trained in local government with Guildford Borough Council before moving to Nabarro where he focused on planning and environmental work. He has been with the firm ever since, moving through the ranks from […]

Eversheds launches Eversheds Aspire for apprentices

Eversheds has launched Eversheds Aspire – an apprentice scheme for talented individuals wishing to develop a professional legal or business services career. According to the firm, Eversheds Aspire is a key component in the firm’s response to the clear market need to attract, develop and retain new talent.

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