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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.


Home comfort

Rather than looking to ape other countries’ legal systems, the UK should focus on maintaining the high standards it is famous for the world over, says Simon Davis


•Surrey-based Mundays Solicitors has appointed Julian Harvey, Kevin Smith, Sophie Carter and Nick Martyn as assistants. Harvey joins from Ashurst, Martyn from Preston Redman, Smith from Lloyd’s of London and Carter from Reigate firm TWM. •Bond Pearce has hired corporate finance associate Annelie Joyce from Ashfords. •Addleshaw Goddard has recruited Robin White as a senior […]

Ashurst lands second countrywide bid

Ashurst is preparing for a run on its client, property company Countrywide, for the second time in three months, this time from US private equity house Apollo, advised by a Charles Randell-led team at Slaughter and May. Ashurst corporate head Adrian Clark is advising Countrywide alongside corporate partner Robert Ogilvy-Watson and London competition head Nigel […]

Norton Rose ups Frankfurt banking nous

Norton Rose ups Frankfurt banking nous” />Norton Rose has raided Mayer Brown Row & Maw (MBRM) to boost its Frankfurt office. Senior associate Dr Caroline Herkströter leaves MBRM after two years and joins Norton Rose as a banking partner. Before MBRM she spent four years as an associate at Clifford Chance. Norton Rose partner Frank […]

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