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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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The US firm reporting season is now underway, with a smattering of results in so far indicating an upward turn. Today McDermott Will & Emery has posted a 2.2 per cent rise to $899.8m despite the firm’s total number of lawyers worldwide falling from 1,021 to 997. Yesterday Dechert confirmed that its global gross revenue […]

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Osborne Clarke hires Taylor Wessing private client partner Goodman in practice re-launch

Osborne Clarke has hired two new private client partners in a bid to re-launch its private client offering, which it previously scrapped in late 2013. The re-established group will be headed up by two new partners: Andrew Goodman who joined from Taylor Wessing, and Stuart Janaway who previously worked at boutique private client firm New […]

Mammoth court battles top The Lawyer’s must-watch list in 2015

This year’s top 20 cases demonstrate how much the English High Court has become a global litigation centre, with litigants from all over the world to battle cases in London. The claim brought by Iran’s Bank Mellat against HM Treasury, South African-owned Sabre Oil & Gas’s case against Standard Bank and Oil giant Rosneft’s challenge […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright re-elects chair Stephen Parish for a third term

Norton Rose Fulbright has re-elected current chair Stephen Parish for a third term in office starting on 1 May 2015. Parish, who has headed Norton Rose Fulbright since his election in 2009, plans to develop and consolidate on the base that the firm has created and continue to capitalise on the advantages that it gives […]

Shoosmiths advises Milton Keynes business on key strategic transaction with E.ON

Shoosmiths has advised Milton Keynes based Intelligent Maintenance Systems Limited (IMS) on a key strategic transaction with E.ON Connecting Energies Ltd (ECT) that has seen the energy company take a 25 per cent stake in the company. Corporate partner Sanjeev Sharma led the Shoosmiths team with assistance from Iain Butler (senior associate), Claire Checketts (associate), Aleksandr […]

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