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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.


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Revealed: Eversheds’ 45 partner exits in 18 months

Eversheds has seen approximately 45 partners leave the firm since the start of January 2012. The most recent exit was announced last week with Lloyds Banking Group commercial banking relationship partner Colin McKay heading to Shepperd & Wedderburn. The firm refused to reveal how many of the 45 had retired but an insider said it […]


Whistler in the dark

The Snowden affair is more about private contractors than surveillance, or even whistleblowing As former National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA employee Edward Snowden continues to try to evade the US authorities, the spectacle has been the talk of Washington DC. While Snowden is characterised as a whistleblower, the affair raises questions about the US […]


Lawyers on Demand recruits FT GC Tim Bratton

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)-backed alternative legal services provider Lawyers on Demand (LoD) has recruited Financial Times (FT) general counsel Tim Bratton as practice development director. Bratton announced his departure from the FT last month (27 June 2013) after almost a decade in-house at the company. He starts work at LoD in September. The practice development […]

Laven Partners announces incorporation of Singapore entity

Laven Partners, a global consulting firm providing professional consulting services to the alternative investment industry, continues its growth in Asia with the incorporation of a Singapore entity: Laven Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd. Laven Partners demonstrates that it continues to be resolutely committed to its Singapore office, a fast area of growth. The company has noticed […]

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Ireland’s A&L Goodbody adds third US office in San Francisco

A&L Goodbody has added to its presence in the US with the launch of a San Francisco office. The move follows the firm’s launch in Palo Alto 18 months ago (22 December 2011), and gives A&L Goodbody its third office in the US. It has been present in New York for many years. Partner John […]

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