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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.


Kate Jarvis: O2

The fight against ‘slamming’ is just one challenge O2 chief legal counsel Kate Jarvis has to take on in the ever-evolving telecoms sector. By Malar Velaigam Kate Jarvis’s claim to fame could be her moments spent dancing with actor David Hasselhoff at a convention for Swiss children’s television series Pingu in Switzerland, but she is […]

Halliwells kicks off fraud unit as Keoghs raid lands dedicated team

North West firm Halliwells has scooped a team of fraud specialists from rival firm Keoghs. The team, which is headed by partner Damian Ward, has moved to form Halliwells’ new bespoke fraud unit, which will investigate fraud claims and train claims managers to improve how they detect and investigate fraud claims. Halliwells managing partner Ian […]

DLA Piper bolsters nascent Warsaw office

CMS Cameron McKenna Warsaw partner Michal Zieniewski is to join two former Squire Sanders & Dempsey partners in DLA Piper‘s fledgling Warsaw office. As reported by The Lawyer (18 June), Krzysztof Wiater and Pawel Grzejszczak have joined DLA Piper to set up the Polish office as office head and partner respectively. Zieniewski, who will join […]

Ashurst’s second Cerburus deal saves Torex cash

Ashurst client Cerberus’s acquisition of troubled software retailer Torex has meant the company’s administrating banks have been able to recover most of their money. Advised by Allen & Overy (A&O), the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) recovered the majority of the £202m it leant to Torex when the heavily indebted software company went into administration […]

DWS and Hammonds score on Thai’s Man City takeover

Denton Wilde Sapte and Hammonds have scooped the lead roles on the £81.6m takeover of Manchester City by former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. DWS corporate partners Candice Chapman and Richard Barham are leading the team advising Manchester City. Hammonds is acting for takeover company UK Sports Investments Limited, which is indirectly owned by Shinawatra […]

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