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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).


Walker Morris funds training of NSPCC ChildLine Schools Service volunteer

Employees from law firm Walker Morris have raised £1,989.49 through charity fundraising efforts for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The funds, which have been raised through a number of activities, including dress-down days and donations, are enough to pay for the training for a ChildLine School Service volunteer. ChildLine […]

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Bakers loses two partners to US rivals in Hong Kong

Baker & McKenzie has seen two of its Hong Kong partners leaving to join US rivals Dechert and Troutman Sanders respectively. The two partners leaving Bakers’ Hong Kong office are corporate partner Rossana Chu and litigation partner Kareena Teh. Chu has joined Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s commercial and […]

SRA names 136 uninsured firms undergoing forced closure

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has taken the unusual action of publishing the names of 136 firms that are being forced to close as a result of failing to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII). The regulator said most of the firms involved have co-operated with the forced wind-down process the SRA imposes when insurance is […]

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Hogan Lovells hires Freshfields Asia IP head

Hogan Lovells has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former Asia IP/IT and TMT head Mark Parsons as a partner in Hong Kong. Parsons will join Hogan Lovells at the end of January. His practice has a particular focus on complex commercial transactions and regulatory matters in the TMT sector. Parsons’ appointment comes after recent departure of […]

Conyers named Best Offshore Law Firm at MENA FM Fund Services Awards

Conyers Dill & Pearman has been named Best Offshore Law Firm at the second annual MENA Fund Manager Fund Services Awards. The awards paid tribute to the service providers who have shaped the MENA funds industry in 2013. The firm was presented with the Best Offshore Law Firm award at a lunchtime ceremony on 14 January in […]

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