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EU-US Privacy Shield for data transfers ruled as invalid

The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) has warned companies in the Bailiwick to be aware of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment which affects all businesses who transfer personal data outside of the Bailiwick and the European Union (EU).

Recognition and Assistance for PRC Insolvency in Hong Kong

Synopsis A recent case in Hong Kong, has demonstrated both the ability and willingness of common law courts to recognise insolvency appointments made by the courts of the People’s Republic of China (‘PRC’), and to grant appropriate assistance at common law. It is to be hoped that this proven track record will pave the way for easier recognition of common law court appointed liquidators in PRC, where, unlike in common law countries, such recognition is subject to the principle of reciprocity.

New LCIA Arbitration Rules: In force on 1 October 2020

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) recently released its updated arbitration rules (the “2020 Rules”) which will come into force from 1 October 2020 and will apply to any arbitration commenced under the auspices of the LCIA on or after this date. The 2020 Rules, in the LCIA’s own words, aim to make the arbitral processes “even more streamlined and clear” for arbitrators and parties alike. We summarise nine key changes and one omission.

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Clyde & Co’s corporate head leaves for Brown Rudnick

Brown Rudnick has appointed Clyde & Co’s head of corporate Philip Rogers as head of emerging markets in London.  Rogers will help strengthen the firm’s ability to handle cross-border business transactions, with previous experience of working in emerging markets such as French-speaking Africa, Russia and Mongolia.  He focuses on complex cross-border M&A, IPOs and joint […]

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Brown Rudnick bolsters Paris with restructuring duo

Brown Rudnick has strengthened its Paris team with the hire of partners from French firms De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and August & Debouzy. Didier Bruère-Dawson and David Malamed are the first lateral hires for the firm in Paris since it launched there 18 months ago (16 December 2013). Malamed formerly worked with Paris head […]

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