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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 […]

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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 Law Commission has announced Mr Justice Munby as its next chair. Munby J ­succeeds Lord ­Justice ­Etherton, who has completed his three-year term of office. Munby J was called to the bar in 1972. He took silk in 1988 and was appointed a High Court judge in the Family ­Division in 2000. The role […]

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While most litigators and barristers are taking a well-earned break from the daily grind, those still in London are reporting a sudden surge of instructions. One litigator, due to fly out to South West France on Friday, assures us that his holiday will be interrupted due to the eight major instructions on major cases that […]

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One Essex Court pupils to pocket £60k salary

One Essex Court’s 2010 intake of pupils are to be the highest earning trainees at the bar, with the set revealing it has set its pupillage salary at £60,000. Senior clerk Darren Burrows told The Lawyer that the move shows “the seriousness of our intention to get the best people”. The three students taking up […]

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