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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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Karanovic & Nikolic has hosted a gathering of competition policy experts at its eighth Annual Focus on Competition Conference in Belgrade, which was organised on the occasion of the launch of the 2014 edition of the Karanovic & Nikolic publication Focus on Competition, in co-operation with the Belgrade office of Friedrich Naumann. The event was opened by […]

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JP Morgan asking for reduced rates in panel review

JP Morgan Chase has launched its latest panel review, having warned firms they will have to cut rates by at least 2 per cent to qualify.  The bank is also understood to have made specific overtures to some firms including Clifford Chance about the possibility of deepening relationships in the New Year, when the roster […]

“I’ll miss the unexpected,” says Pinsents’ outgoing MP David Ryan

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DLA Piper has announced that Kelly Tubman Hardy, regional office head of the corporate and finance practice for the firm’s Baltimore office, and James D Mathias, chair of the Baltimore litigation practice, have received 2014 Leadership in Law awards from The Daily Record. The Leadership in Law award was created in 2001 to draw attention to the many […]

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