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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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Enyo Law bolsters partnership with Bond Pearce hire

Litigation boutique Enyo Law has hired a partner from Bond Pearce, taking the total number of members at the niche firm to 10. Anna Maxwell, who covers both litigation and international arbitration, has joined Enyo as a partner, having been a partner in Bond Pearce’s commercial dispute resolution team, specialising in energy. Before joining Bond […]

SNR Denton Abu Dhabi partner takes charge of Kuwait office

SNR Denton has named Abu Dhabi partner Stuart Cavet as managing partner of its Kuwait office, replacing David Pfeiffer, who resigned from the firm in October. Energy specialist Cavet joined legacy firm Denton Wilde Sapte from Simmons & Simmons in the summer of 2010 and will relocate to Kuwait to take on the leadership role. […]

Federal agencies and Congress accelerate defence against cyber attacks — every private company will be affected

By John A Merrigan, Lawrence E Levinson and Sydney M White Online espionage has become a common threat for US corporations. FBI director Robert Mueller said: ‘There are only two types of companies — those that have been hacked and those that will be.’ The problem for companies is serious and goes beyond espionage by competitors and foreign […]

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Which one of these are you?

The SRA wants to put you in a ’compliance category’. Which one describes you? According to the SRA, you are one of these: “Unconsciously compliant people: those who do not know the rules very well and who unknowingly comply with them (for instance, because they copy other behaviour, such as people do in traffic). Unconsciously […]

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