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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).


The Transatlantic Elite 2009: International rescue

With the recent demise of so many financial institutions, Margaret Taylor takes a look at the firms that have benefited from the ensuing flood of work When a major investment bank collapses, taking most of the banking sector with it and leaving a trail of economic detritus in its wake, it can only mean one […]

Weightmans revenue rises four per cent

Insurance specialist Weightmans has unveiled a 4 per cent rise in revenue during the 2008-09 financial year. The firm saw turnover increase from £50m to a record £52m, although growth slowed compared with the 15 per cent rise achieved the previous year. However, managing partner Patrick Gaul said that the profit figure, which had yet […]

Financial services & Pensions: AIM dropping

Many companies have been tempted to ease their financial woes by delisting from AIM. But this is not a decision to be taken lightly, say Claire Clarke and Stephen Hamilton There has been significant comment about the extent to which companies that fought to get admitted to AIM in the recent boom years are now, […]

The Transatlantic Elite 2009: The Top 50 RPP

RPP Revenue Firm Global Total Global  rank rank   revenue  number RPP 2008 2008   2008 ($m) of partners 2008 ($m) 1 13 Sullivan & Cromwell 1,100.00 170 6.47 2 36 Paul Weiss 692 114 6.07 3 50 Cravath 532.5 92 5.79 4 32 Debevoise & Plimpton 761 143 5.32 5 25 Simpson Thacher 904 […]

Browne Jacobson leads the regions with seven new partners

Browne Jacobson has promoted seven new partners, bringing the total number of partners at the Midlands-based firm to a record total of 67. Four of the new partners are based in the firm’s Birmingham office and three in Nottingham. Four are in the insurance and public risk department, two in business services and one in […]

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