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Impact of DSARs in the GDPR Era

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

British Virgin Islands introduces the Micro Business Companies Act

By Alan Hughes As a leading oÂshore Ênancial center and in keeping with its constant drive toward the development and implementation of robust, modern and progressive corporate products, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced the Micro Business Companies Act (the “MBC Act”) – bespoke and innovative legislation designed speciÊcally toward developing and supporting the […]

Court’s guidance on identifying a firm’s centre of interests

By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

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Tulkinghorn would like to say a big thank you to James S Barnett, a solicitor and commissioner of oaths from the sunny climes of Hungerford, who recently took some time to put The Lawyer straight on a few points. In a vastly entertaining, and may I say a very well-written letter, James, whose middle name […]

Citibank shaken by new top departure

Collins joins Adams at ABN; Citibank appoints six City firms to project finance panel; Dentons wins place Citibank’s in-house legal department is undergoing a major shake-up as its highly-respected senior counsel John Collins quits to join Dutch rival ABN Amro. His move comes only months after former colleague and head of legal Laurie Adams also […]

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Christopher Braganza is just coming up to the end of his first year of training at Allen & Overy and took the Common Professional Examination (CPE) route, after doing a classics degree at Cambridge. He admits that going into law has not been his lifelong ambition. “Law was always a possibility, but I could have […]

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Tulkinghorn was most gratified to receive correspondence from the delightful Julia Williams, general counsel, international division at First Choice Holidays. Williams was motivated to contact The Lawyer because of the recent coverage of the third annual The Lawyer Monte Carlo conference. It transpires that not only is the event a great way to win new […]

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Lawrence Graham has been advising London & Regional on this development since the property company was chosen by Guinness to be its partner. Four years on and the development has just crossed the Rubicon, with the brewer, advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite, and developer becoming contractually committed. Agreements on grants of £12.25m also mark a […]

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