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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.


Know your enemy

The Enemy Within is a conference on computer crime in the workplace. Speakers include Adam Bates, fraud investigation partner at KPMG, and Nick Harwood, manager of detective operations at British Telecom. The event takes place on 5 March at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. For further information, call AuthenTec International on 01296 […]

Olswang takes on IP pundits

London firm Olswang has strengthened its existing intellectual property team with the recruitment of Andrew Inglis, head of Nabarro Nathanson’s IP team, and Paul Stevens, a member of his team. They will both be partners at Olswang. Julia Palca, head of litigation at Olswang, said: “The addition of Andrew and Paul and their expertise in […]

Litigation Personal Injury 04/02/97

Hensman v Goodsall – QBD 21 January 1997 Claimant: Michael Stuart Hensman, 2Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant involved in accident with defendant’s car while riding his motorcycle. Suffered fractured pelvis and severe leg injuries necessitating amputation of right leg below knee. He was 22 at the time of the accident and worked as a […]

Sympathy for the devil you know so well

Feeling sorry for lawyers is an unusual concept, particularly as I understand that our popularity ranks on the same level as tax inspectors and traffic wardens. Indeed, in the US, bookstores are rapidly selling out of a slim volume entitled Lawyers and Other Reptiles, a further indication of the low esteem in which we are […]

Convicted lawyer apologises

A Knightsbridge solicitor convicted of assault after he forcibly removed a client from his offices has expressed his regret for his behaviour and the injuries he caused his client. But Child & Child senior partner Allen Chubb has called for the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which is to hear his case in May, not to strike […]

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