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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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Further UK challenge to FTT possible, according to Ben Jones from Eversheds

Eversheds has commented on the rejection of the UK’s challenge to the proposed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). Ben Jones, tax expert at the law firm, said: ‘The court’s rejection of the UK’s challenge was anticipated but, from the details currently available, should not prevent a further challenge being raised by the UK if necessary. ‘Reading […]

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Schoenherr has announced the appointment of Anne-Karin Grill as counsel. Grill will apply her expertise in international procedural law, arbitration law and alternative dispute resolution as a member of the law firm’s dispute resolution practice group. Her activities will focus on commercial arbitration and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. Grill earned her law degree at the University […]

No5’s Chelvan and Brownhill set to speak at The Public Law Project North Conference

No5 Chambers members S Chelvan and Ian Brownhill will be speaking at The Public Law Project North Conference 2014, which will be held in Manchester on 17 July. Chelvan will be presenting a session titled ‘A Year in Judicial Review’ and will also sit on the panel for the debate ‘How Will People Challenge Government Decisions Following the Judicial Review and Legal Aid […]

Gateley has record year of fundraising

Following a record-breaking fundraising year, Gateley has handed over a cheque for more than £1,700 to Maggie’s Nottingham Cancer Centre. The centre provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Every year, each of the firm’s regional offices nominates a local charity to benefit its fundraising efforts. Fundraising for Maggie’s […]

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