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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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Employee power: how to use it wisely

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Halliwells’ top brass vows to grow

Halliwells managing partner Ian Austin has declared his intention to drive his firm into the UK’s top 25 in the wake of his re-election. Austin and senior partner Alec Craig were both re-elected in an uncontested election for a further four-year term. Craig has now been senior partner since September 2000, while Austin was first […]

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Lactating girlfriends, seven foot Rooneys and Lovells systems crash

Well, it finally happened – Wayne Rooney played for England in the World Cup. Now we can get back to the important things, like telling tales of the lawyers and their friends who helped prop up bars across the city. Tulkinghorn hears of dramas from the Lovells project finance party, where the sound system failed […]

DLA Piper raids Orrick Italy for six-lawyer team

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raided Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Milan office, scooping a six-lawyer team as part of a nation-wide recruitment push. DLA bagged public law partners Guido Bardelli and Alessandra Bazzani, along with associates Paolo Bertacco, Jacopo Recla, Gabriella Rondoni e Chiara Brunelli. Federico Sutti, DLA’s managing partner for Italy, said the […]

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