Pensions News (UK): the introduction to parliament of the Taxation of Pensions Bill; the Pensions Regulator’s latest report on compliance activity in relation to automatic enrolment; and more

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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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Royal Mail wraps up first post-IPO panel review

Royal Mail has finished its first panel review since the company’s IPO last year, sending DAC Beachcroft and CMS Cameron McKenna acceptance letters but dropping Bond Dickinson from its 15-strong roster (see the story here). Regular corporate adviser Slaughter and May, which last year advised on Royal Mail’s IPO, was also named on the new […]

Eversheds Saladžius representatives set to deliver presentation at National Careers Week

Eversheds Saladžius’ head of marketing Aušra Jefremovienė and attorneys-at-law Nerijus Zaleckas and Arnoldas Jokūbaitis will be delivering a presentation at National Careers Week. National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across Lithuania. The initiative is held by the president of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė.

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Kennedys strikes back in Asia with six-strong Clyde & Co lateral hire

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