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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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Bracewell & Giuliani’s name partner and former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani is a step closer to becoming the next US president. Giuliani, who is senior partner at the Texas-headquartered firm, filed papers on Friday (10 November) to create the ‘Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee’. An exploratory committee is a means for potential candidates to […]

Trader left shaken, not stirred, by Linklaters

Casino Royale mayhem has grabbed the nation’s attention, and hundreds of thousands of cinema-goers will be rushing out to see the latest James Bond movie this weekend. But news of Davenport Lyons‘ fascinating tax arrangements for the Bond movie (it’s the last time this particular loophole can be used) was of less interest to readers […]

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BP Collins was founded in 1966 by Brian Collins and so celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Originally focused on conveyancing, the firm at one point had 10 different locations in the Thames Valley, but consolidated these into bases at Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield as the firm developed into a full-service practice. Chief operating officer: […]

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