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EU-US Privacy Shield for data transfers ruled as invalid

The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) has warned companies in the Bailiwick to be aware of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment which affects all businesses who transfer personal data outside of the Bailiwick and the European Union (EU).

Recognition and Assistance for PRC Insolvency in Hong Kong

Synopsis A recent case in Hong Kong, has demonstrated both the ability and willingness of common law courts to recognise insolvency appointments made by the courts of the People’s Republic of China (‘PRC’), and to grant appropriate assistance at common law. It is to be hoped that this proven track record will pave the way for easier recognition of common law court appointed liquidators in PRC, where, unlike in common law countries, such recognition is subject to the principle of reciprocity.

New LCIA Arbitration Rules: In force on 1 October 2020

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) recently released its updated arbitration rules (the “2020 Rules”) which will come into force from 1 October 2020 and will apply to any arbitration commenced under the auspices of the LCIA on or after this date. The 2020 Rules, in the LCIA’s own words, aim to make the arbitral processes “even more streamlined and clear” for arbitrators and parties alike. We summarise nine key changes and one omission.


DLA grows in Leeds with double partner hire

DLA has recruited two partners into its commercial and projects group in Leeds Nick Maltby is a salaried partner at Pinsent Curtis Biddle in Leeds and will join DLA as a fixed equity partner in the projects and commercial practice group. He advises on public and private work, acting mainly on health and education. Last […]

Deals summary

Nicholson Graham & Jones (Piers Coleman) acted for Heron Portfolio Investments on the sale of its building occupied by the Office of National Statistics to Royal & SunAlliance Life & Pensions. Linklaters (Alex Smalley, Julian Innes-Taylor) acted for the buyer. Lovells (Michael Stancombe), Berwin Leighton Paisner (Clayton Beerman) and Nabarro Nathanson (Richard Johnson) advised Coal […]

Hiring the big hitters

The Lawyer does not tend to cover lateral movement of associate solicitors, but Tulkinghorn must accept that for once his colleagues on the newsdesk have really missed a trick.Almost two weeks ago, a press release arrived at The Lawyer detailing the recruitment of two relatively junior lawyers to Freethcartwright’s Leicester office. Not surprisingly, the release […]

Linklaters aids BHP on consortium bid

Linklaters is strengthening its tie with dual-listed company BHP Billiton following its merger, by advising it on a consortium bid for a 100 per cent interest in International Columbia Resources (Intercor) from Exxon Mobil Corporation.The deal value is undisclosed, but the net asset value of Intercor is $366m (£258.77m). Linklaters is advising the consortium, which […]

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