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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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Bingham has expanded in Japan by snatching a seven-lawyer investment funds team from White & Case’s Tokyo office. The team is led by partners Christopher Wells and Tomoko Fuminaga, who headed the investment funds and regulatory team at White & Case in Tokyo. Wells is a veteran international lawyer in Japan, having practised in the […]

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Snags in the great legal sell-off

If Whitehall lawyers are to be part of a civil service spin-out, there are state and EU legalities to consider Earlier this month, The Independent reported that Whitehall’s lawyers are to be part of the ‘great civil service sell-off’ along with IT and personnel. These functions are to be spun off into joint venture companies […]

Judicial Review Reform: a step closer

In December 2012, the government published a consultation on its proposals to reform the judicial review process. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has now published its response to the consultation, summarising the 250 responses it received and setting out the reforms it intends to take forward. Judicial review is an important right of recourse by […]

Litigation in China: how to win and enforce — a new method?

For international companies with business in China, the legal dispute is one of their greatest fears. Even if you win an arbitration or court judgment, you may find you cannot enforce it. The problem of enforcement is arguably the greatest challenge facing China’s civil system. What is the point of spending a year fighting a […]

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