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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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Goodwin Procter client Wegelin closes down after US tax evasion case

Switzerland’s oldest private bank Wegelin & Co is to close after admitting in a New York court yesterday that it had helped its clients evade taxes. The 271-year-old Swiss bank, appearing in the US District Court in the Southern District of New York before Judge Jed Rakoff, pleaded guilty to tax law violations and to […]

LSB appoints Eversheds, Herbies and Hogan Lovells to panel

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has expanded its panel to include six law firms and three chambers. Hogan Lovells and 39 Essex Street have retained their places on the external legal advisers panel. The LSB has added Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Bircham Dyson Bell, Eversheds, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Herbert Smith Freehills from 24 applications […]

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Duane Morris launches in Silicon Valley with K&L Gates hire

Duane Morris has opened in Palo Alto, California with the addition of former K&L Gates IP litigation partner Karineh Khachatourian, who becomes managing partner of the new office. K&L Gates associate Patrick Salceda is also joining Duane Morris’ new Palo Alto office. The Silicon Valley launch is aimed at helping Duane Morris provide a more […]

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