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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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Goldman Sachs counsel joins ISDA

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has scooped its new European general counsel from Goldman Sachs International. David Geen joins from Goldman Sachs International, where he served as executive director and senior counsel in its legal department. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs International, he was a partner at Baker & McKenzie in London. […]

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Newcastle-based law firm Ward Hadaway, Deloitte and management consultants RTC North have joined forces to launch a service enabling UK companies to break into the Chinese market. The trio will provide a service which will guide companies on the legal, financial and organisational aspects of penetrating the Chinese market. Ward Hadaway commercial partner Damien Charlton […]

Jomati lures Henderson Global Investors counsel as client relationship adviser

Jomati, the management consultancy launched by former Clifford Chance managing partner Tony Williams, is boosting its expertise with the hire of Henderson Global Investors legal head Benita Kumar. Kumar joins Jomati to advise law firms on developing client relationship management programmes. She is the consultancy’s third major hire this year, following the arrival of former […]

Judges set to assess barrister performance

Judges are set to pass judgment on the performance of barristers and could send them for extra training under a new scheme proposed by the Bar Standards Board. The bar’s regulator wants to introduce a quality assurance scheme to ensure that standards of advice and advocacy among barristers remain high. Bar Standards Board chair Ruth […]

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