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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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De Brauw and Hengeler join Asian rush

Chinese investment into Europe is continuing apace, and law firms are keen to make every effort to grab a piece of the action. While few have gone quite as far as SJ Berwin, merging with Sino-Australian firm King & Wood Mallesons last month, more and more are trying to get a foothold in the East. […]

Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers prosecutes knifeman at Birmingham Crown Court

Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers has prosecuted Cedric Brown, 46, who has been jailed for five years after carjacking a mother’s car with her two chidren inside.  In April last year Brown was escaping the scene of an attempted burglary when he threatened Lucy Lawton with a knife and told her to get out of […]

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Ex-Times lawyer suspended from practice for six months

The former head of legal of The Times, Alastair Brett, has been suspended from practice for six months by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Brett appeared before the SDT yesterday (5 December) charged with failing to act with integrity and knowingly allowing a court to be misled in the conduct of litigation (2 December 2013). […]

Tougher product liability provisions following the release of long-awaited amendments to consumer rights and interests protection law in China

The rise of consumerism in China over the past 10 years, accompanied by huge increases in domestic consumption, has spurred greater regulatory enforcement in the area of product liability, as well as greater willingness by consumers to seek legal remedies in China. In recent years, and in response to major food-safety scandals and public outcry, […]

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