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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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DLA Piper seeks ‘fresh perspective’ with management revamp

DLA Piper has made a number of management changes including naming Andrew Darwin as UK managing partner and shaking up its year-old executive management team. David Bradley, who was the firm’s UK managing partner, and Alastair Da Costa, who was the firm’s Asia Pacific and Middle East managing partner, have both stepped down. Bradley will […]

Minter Ellison adds Nabarro partner to Perth base

Minter Ellison has appointed Nabarro’s international committee chair Michael Hales as a partner in its Perth office. Hales, who also heads Nabarro’s European group, has been a partner in the City firm’s commercial dispute resolution team since 1996. His practice has a particular focus on international and cross-border cases, ranging from banking, corporate, e-commerce, tax, […]

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The changing nature of the Czech Republic’s infrastructure is presenting domestic law firms with opportunities never before seen in their lifetimes The Czech Republic has a murky record in public ­procurement. ­According to an independent study by zIndex, €13.7bn (£11.4bn) worth of public tenders went unaccounted for in Czech government records between 2006 and 2010. […]

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