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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.


Mexico announces new transportation and telecommunications investment programme

Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, the Mexican minister of communications and transportation, has announced a new investment programme for transportation and telecommunication for fiscal years 2013–18. The total amount of investment projected for this programme is M$1.3tn (which, at this writing, is about $100bn or £66bn). The programme, announced on 15 July 2013, will include both public […]


Eversheds lands multi-million pound contract with Tyco spin-off company

Eversheds has secured a multi-million pound contract to be the primary provider of routine legal work to US water pump company and Tyco spin-off Pentair Flow Control. The firm’s two year contract covers routine work such as litigation, intellectual property and commercial work, as well as major litigation, merger and acquisition and anti-trust work across […]

Supreme Court

Withers leads Scientology marriage appeal as revenue growth slows

Withers was in the front line of a controversial Supreme Court challenge to the legal definition of religion in England today, acting for a woman wishing to marry her fiancé in the Church of Scientology. The Supreme Court hearing comes as Withers announced a more than 4 per cent slump in profit per equity partner […]

Barristers: feelin’ hot hot hot?

This is the one. The one all of the bar has been waiting for. The hottest rankings of the year. Literally. There has never been so much email traffic in the inns. Everyone is poring over the newest rankings at the bar – the 21 hottest barristers in London 2013. Clearly, it’s an outrage that […]

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