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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).


DLA Piper welcomes members of the UK fashion industry to private dinner event

On 28 August 2013, DLA Piper played host to some of the UK’s fashion elite, welcoming senior members of the British Fashion Council and the current recipients of NEWGEN MEN SS14 to a private dinner. NEWGEN MEN is a support programme run by the British Fashion Council and sponsored by TOPMAN, which assists emerging menswear […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Hankore on multicurrency term note programme

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Bermuda legal advice to Hankore Environment Tech Group Limited in connection with the establishment of its S$300m (£250m) multicurrency term note programme. Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on this matter and worked alongside Lee & Lee, Global Law Office, Allen & Gledhill LLP and Jiangtian & Gongcheng.


Fund rows without tears

AIFMD confusion makes mediation the most efficient solution to multi-jurisdictional funds disputes For several years the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) from the EU hung over European fund management, creating uncertainty and an environment where even the finest legal minds can find it hard to understand what the law is (or might be) in […]

Ogier named as leading Guernsey fiduciary firm at ACQ Global Awards 2013

Ogier Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) Limited has been named as the leading fiduciary firm in Guernsey at the ACQ Global Awards 2013. ACQ Magazine is a leading monthly title for the global mergers and acquisitions industry. Since 2008 the ACQ Global Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance. Ogier’s fiduciary business in Guernsey was established […]

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Competition and Markets Authority names former Slaughters partner as general counsel

A former Slaughter and May partner has been named general counsel for the newly-established Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), while the former executive director of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), Sonya Branch, will become director of enforcement. In a rare exit from the Slaughter and May partner pool, former partner Sarah Cardell left her role in […]

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