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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).

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LG competition chief Choueka heads to Bristows

Lawrence Graham (LG) has lost its competition and regulation chief Rosemary Choueka to Bristows months before the firm is due to merge with Wragge & Co. The exit of Choueka, who joined LG from Linklaters in 2004 and has been head of the department since 2009, comes months before the firm merges to become Wragge […]

Virgin Atlantic fails in bid to overturn High Court ruling secured by Wragge & Co

A bid by Virgin Atlantic Airways to overturn a High Court ruling secured by Wragge & Co, on behalf of Zodiac Seats UK, has failed at the Court of Appeal. According to Gordon Harris, head of intellectual property at Wragge & Co, it signals ‘another nail in the coffin’ for the six-year litigation brought against Zodiac, an […]

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Asia moves: 6 Jan 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Gilbert + Tobin has appointed Justin Little as a partner in its energy and resources practice in Perth. Prior to joining G + T, he was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he led the mining […]

Eversheds sponsors new OHADA law diploma at Paris universities

Eversheds, the Henri Capitant Association, the Foundation for Continental Law, Lextenso, the Loret group, the UNIDA, OHADA.com and the High Council of French Notaries have recently announced plans to sponsor a new OHADA law diploma at the universities of Panthéon-Assas and Paris 13. The initiative is intended to educate law students and professionals in OHADA […]

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Revealed: the top cases of 2014

The High Court will host some of the largest-value cases it has ever seen in 2014 – but only the biggest disputes will fight all the way. Today The Lawyer reveals its annual pick of the leading civil court cases of the forthcoming year, with 14 of the disputes valued above £100m and two above […]

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