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By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

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Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Dewey & LeBoeuf has lost another partner to DLA Piper and a second to Reed Smith, taking the number of firmwide partner exits to more than 50. Corporate partner Prakash Paran has quit the firm’s London office for DLA Piper, taking two of his colleagues, associates Roger Loo and Melanie James, with him. The co-head […]

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Bird & Bird has made up a dozen new partners in a return to 2009 promotion levels. Last year, just two lawyers were made up in the international firm’s 2011 round, both in the London office. Bird & Bird was the only one of the UK’s top law firms to record a drop from 2010 […]

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