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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…

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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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This week strategy and management were the hot topics. Linklaters’ managing partner Simon Davies caused a stir with his thoughts on the waning power of the magic circle brand and analysis of Addleshaw Goddard’s need for a reboot racked up hits. Linklaters’ Davies joined rival managing partners in distancing himself from the magic circle brand […]

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Morgan Lewis votes to admit 227 Bingham partners in mass lateral hire

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has “voted to admit” 227 Bingham McCutchen partners in a move that will see Morgan Lewis grow to almost 2,000 lawyers in 28 offices. The firm announced its decision on Friday evening after months of merger negotiations with Bingham and speculation over whether the tie-up would succeed. This announcement means that […]

DLA Piper set to relocate to Manchester office in 2016

DLA Piper has agreed a 15-year lease for new office premises in Manchester. The firm will relocate from 101 Barbirolli Square, where it has been based for almost 20 years, to One St Peter’s Square as of September 2016. One St Peter’s Square is a landmark 273,000 sq foot, 13-storey building. DLA Piper will share […]

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