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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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Roundup 2007

2007 was a year of firsts for both the legal profession and for The Lawyer. Clifford Chance was struck by what’s thought to be the first discrimination claim against a law firm on the grounds of sexual orientation. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer became the first firm to face an age discrimination claim under the new Age […]

Herbies reshuffles competition team

Herbert Smith’s longstanding EU/competition head Jonathan Scott has stepped down from the role, with partner Elizabeth McKnight set to take over at the beginning of January. Scott, who has headed the group for 12 years, said that after four terms in the role the time was right to step down. He will continue to hold […]

ANATOMY OF A CASE: Ferrari v McLaren

Formula 1 was rocked by allegations of design theft this summer. Vanessa Whitman looks at how civil law was used to quickly protect the claimant’s interests It was the most exciting scandal in the world of sport this year, but behind the battle that was played out in the press were the legal processes that […]

Trio of firms win United Biscuits’ panel selection

United Biscuits has completed its first major panel review, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Nabarro and Wragge & Co bagging the three coveted places. All three firms will advise on M&A work. Freshfields will advise primarily on corporate matters, while Nabarro and Wragges will provide full-service offerings, including commercial, competition, litigation, property, employment and IP advice. […]

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