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Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Second package of Covid-19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian government

On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).

GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

Merck vs MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

In its landmark decision of 29 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the online use of a trademark or other sign must have a commercial effect in Switzerland for such use to be considered use in Switzerland. A global website targeted at a worldwide audience may have a commercial effect in Switzerland.

Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).



Century Life, advised by The Brough Skerrett Law Partnership, has bought its headquarters building at 5 Old Bailey, London EC4 for over u8m from Norwich Union, advised by its in-house legal team.

Top in-house salaries rocket

TOP in-house lawyers have seen pay-packets rocket by nearly 10 per cent this year, according to a salary survey to be published next week. But the average increase for legal advisers and assistants working in commerce and industry is a modest 3.8 per cent. Figures to be released soon by legal employment consultancy Chambers reveal […]

Nabarros to open City shipping office

Nabarro Nathanson is to open an office in the City to house its new shipping team. The firm’s shipping litigation unit, set up following the recruitment of four lawyers from Norton Rose, will be based initially in Nabarros’ West End offices, but a City presence will be established in the New Year – probably in […]


Egyptair fails to strike case

A High Court jury will be asked to decide next January whether Egyptair was guilty of breach of contract, malicious conduct and/or wrongful imprisonment, as a result of an incident which took place in March 1992. Two attempts by Egyptair to have the proceedings, in which Akintola Johnson seeks aggravated and exemplary damages, struck out […]

Freshfields to do free work for fresh fields

FRESHFIELDS has been picked to act as legal consultant to environmental travel group Green Globe. The City firm will provide information on the changing legislative scene to members of Green Globe – the environmental awareness wing of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Head of Freshfields environmental group Paul Bowden sees the selection as […]

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