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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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Forsters hit by £150K negligence action

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A&O unveils ISDA software business

Allen & Overy (A&O) has launched a New York-based e-business, installing ­London-based derivatives counsel John Berry as its general counsel. Allen & Overy (A&O) has launched a New York-based e-business, ;installing ­London-based derivatives counsel John Berry as its general counsel. Named docGenix, the company provides financial institutions with technology that manages documentation risk in the derivatives […]

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Lovells has boosted its Asian banking practice with the hire of a partner from Stephenson Harwood & Lo. Owen Chan joins the firm’s Hong Kong office. MOVE OF THE WEEKLovells has boosted its Asian banking practice with the hire of a partner from Stephenson Harwood & Lo. Owen Chan joins the firm’s Hong Kong office. […]

Cadwalader loses partner number two since layoffs

Cadwalader has suffered its second partner defection since the firm announced record layoffs earlier this summer. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered its second partner defection since the firm announced record layoffs earlier this summer. New York environmental litigator Andrew Perel has defected to the New York office of Steptoe & Johnson. Perel’s move follows […]

Knowles seeks new term as DLA chief

DLA Piper chief executive Nigel Knowles is bidding to extend his leadership of the firm until 2012 and will stand for re-election at the end of the year. Knowles’s term as joint chief executive is due to end in December, when his re-election will be put to a partner vote. It is understood that Knowles, […]

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