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Processing activities subject to a data protection impact assessment

The European Data Protection Board (the EDPB), an independent body which ensures the consistent application of the GDPR throughout the European Union and promotes cooperation between the EU’s data protection authorities, has adopted an opinion on the list of processing activities that are subject to a requirement of data protection impact assessment (the DPIA). The […]

Casual electronic communications at the workplace concerning business issues

Electronic communications, including e-mails and text messages, have become the rule in business and enterprise environments. They are efficient, easy to resort to and inexpensive. They are usually sent hastily and are believed to remain private. Also, they are not usually filed or preserved electronically and may often be lost or deleted along the way. […]

Q&As regarding employment management measures during COVID-19 control period

By Ding Liping, Sun Xun The emergence of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China has aroused deep concerns not only from companies who have business in China but also who have business contacts with their Chinese counterparts. We are now in a situation that some companies have partly resumed their work while some […]

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Partner exodus continues at Linklaters’ Aussie ally

Two more partners have left Linklaters’ Australian ally Allens to join rival firms in Sydney and Singapore. Rod Howell, a banking and finance partner who was the head of Allens’ finance team in Asia, will join Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) as a partner in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience advising on financing deals […]

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Abramovich lawyer among first to gain higher rights in Hong Kong

Skadden partner Paul Mitchard QC, who advised Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich on his court battles with Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, is among 15 lawyers who have obtained higher rights of audience in Hong Kong. The move comes following the enactment of the Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2009, with the Hong Kong Higher Rights Assessment […]

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C Cabell Chinnis serves on Mayer Brown’s management committee. He emphasises a diverse range of tax matters in his practice. He represents clients who are facing IRS audits and appeals and he has significant experience working on advance pricing agreements, tax treaties and transfer pricing issues. Chinnis also handles tax-related alternate dispute resolution, including fast-track […]

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Drawings outweigh profits at Lawrence Graham

Lawrence Graham’s (LG) annual property bill is costing the firm £5.1m a year, according to the firm’s latest LLP accounts. The accounts confirm that turnover for 2011/12 fell from £58m to £56m and operating profit before any payment to partners slumped 31 per cent from £20.7m in 2010/11 to £14.2m in 2011/12. The firm saw […]

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Here come ‘anything goes’ costs

Appeal court’s weak decision undermines efforts to constrain legal costs and adds to judges’ burden The Court of Appeal (CoA) decision last week in Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd ruled that there was good reason to depart from the previously approved costs budget of Baby P social worker Sylvia Henry in her defamation case […]

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