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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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Gibson Dunn rehires old hand

Former Gibson Dunn London finance partner has returned to his former firm after a 10-year stint at Leboeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae and Dewey & LeBoeuf. Mitri Najjar, who will split his time between the London and Dubai offices of Gibson Dunn, was snared by Leboeuf (now Dewey & Leboeuf) in 1998 to beef up […]

Cadwalader first US firm to post faltering figures

Cadwalader has posted a 6 per cent fall in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for 2007. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has posted a 6 per cent fall in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2007 financial year, making it the only US firm so far to report a decrease in bottom line […]

DLA Piper’s people officer moves on

DLA Piper’s global people officer Robert Halton is leaving the firm after 11 years to pursue other opportunities. • DLA Piper‘s global people officer Robert Halton is leaving the firm after 11 years to pursue other opportunities. Halton said his departure is entirely amicable and that he is keen to try something different after his […]

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Official: Lawyers drink the most tea

A recent survey has revealed that people working in the law drink more cups of tea per day than those in all other professions. Seventy per cent of legal workers drink more than three cups per day, with twenty per cent drinking more than six cuppas per day. This makes the legal profession even larger […]

Linklaters launches Dutch insolvency team with Simmons hire

Linklaters has launched a restructuring & insolvency practice in the Netherlands with the hire of a Simmons & Simmons partner. Corporate recovery lawyer Paul Kuipers joins Linklaters’ Amsterdam office today as counsel from Simmons’ local office. Global head of restructuring & insolvency Tony Bugg said: “We are seeing an increasing demand for restructuring & insolvency […]

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