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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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Today’s Supreme Court whistleblowing decision not only paves the way for partner-level whistle-blowing claims to be levelled at firms for the first time but poses further questions on the employment status of partners, employment lawyers say. The Supreme Court ruled this morning that LLP members are protected by whistle-blowing legislation paving the way for the first […]

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DLA Piper has advised EVRAZ on the auction sale of its wholly owned Czech subsidiary EVRAZ Vitkovice Steel (EVS) to a consortium of private investors for a total consideration of $287m (£170m) The DLA Piper team was led by partners Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili (corporate, Moscow) and Julien Hansen (corporate, Moscow), who were assisted by associates Andrei […]

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The University of South Wales has launched its inaugural panel after it was created following the mergers of Glamorgan and Newport universities last year. The university, now the sixth largest in the UK with around 33,000 students, has appointed Hugh James, Morgan Cole, Veale Wasborough Vizards, Capital Law and Clarkslegal to its roster. It is not […]

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