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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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Herbert Smith suffers another high-level departure as China M&A head quits

Herbert Smith Shanghai partner Simon Meng has resigned, leaving the firm’s Shanghai office with only two partners. The news comes after Moscow-based Europe litigation headDmitry Kurochkin last week defected to Dechert in Moscow (21 June 2012). Meng has been practising with Herbert Smith since 2000, when he joined from Sidley Austin’s Hong Kong office (17 […]

Bakers promotes 63 to partner worldwide, three in London

Baker & McKenzie has promoted 63 lawyers to its global partnership, with three coming in London. Nearly half of Baker’s global partnership promotions have come from Asia this year, with two corporate partners and one finance partner made up in the UK. The total of 63 lawyers promoted worldwide is slightly down on last year’s […]

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Troll hunting made easy

The Defamation Bill seeks to simplify the process of unmasking abusive internet trolls  Social media and the internet are fast becoming the communication platform of choice. An unfortunate side effect of this is the emergence of the so-called internet troll, whose offensive taunts have even led some ­victims of abuse to suicide. Until now, […]

Who will boss the bosses?

Executive pay is in the firing line yet again, but this time it’s the shareholders calling the shots  Like London buses, shareholder revolts take a long time to arrive, but when they do, several turn up at more or less the same time, carrying the risk of collateral damage. So it is with the […]

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