Latest Briefings

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.


News in brief

Addleshaw Booth & Co has made head of enforcement at the Financial Service Authority (FSA) Colin Porter (left) a partner in its reinsurance litigation team. Before joining the FSA two and a half years ago, Porter was a partner at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. Porter is the third partner in Addleshaws’ reinsurance litigation team.

Tax boutique loses partner to Freshfields

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is taking on a partner from one of the US’s leading tax boutiques to boost its tax practice.`Claude Stansbury joins the Washington DC office of the firm from Ivins Phillips & Baker, where he was one of around 30 lawyers.`He will be the firm’s third US tax partner, the second to be […]

The good life

As always, Tulkinghorn gets all the exclusives. The legal world may be aware that Paul Rhodes, Hammonds Suddards Edge’s highly-rated head of national insolvency and corporate recovery, is retiring, but does it know why?`Once again, Tulkinghorn has sniffed out the answer. After doorstepping Rhodes for weeks, he confessed the truth to Tulkinghorn: “I want to […]

News in brief

Walker Morris has won legal work from coffee chain Starbucks. It joins London firm Ross & Craig, which has handled its legal work since it took over Seattle Coffee Company in 1998. This year, Walker Morris handled UK-wide property and construction deals for the Starbucks chain.

Paper trials

Fending off legal attacks on The Sun newspaper is no easy task. But to News International lawyer Daniel Taylor, it’s a case of fight the good fight Covering the wall of Daniel Taylor’s office is a collection of metaphorical scalps. Among the News International company solicitor’s valedictory gallery are front pages from The Sun – […]

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