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When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on 25 May 2018, it eliminated the cost barrier for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), potentially increasing the burden on organisations required to provide the results, and all in a tighter timeline. This has created a challenge for many organisations […]

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By Svilen Issaev, Denitsa Kuzeva The Bulgarian National Bank (the “BNB”) has recently adopted amendments to its Ordinance No 3 on the Terms for the Opening of Payment Accounts, Execution of Payment Transactions and Use of Payment Instruments (the “Ordinance”). The new amendments bring the Ordinance in line with the provisions of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/389[1] (the […]

Bermuda Public Companies Update – July 2019

In the latest edition of our Bermuda Public Companies Update we recap significant transactions involving Bermuda public companies over the period H1 2019. Global market update The first half of 2019 saw a notable slow-down in global market activity from the same period last year. Capital raised in the global IPO market fell by 37%, with volume down 34% on […]

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