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Privacy Shield open for self-certification on Aug 1

On August 1 US organisations can finally begin to submit self-certification requests to the Department of Commerce under the new EU-US “Privacy Shield.” This opens a new era for the lawful transfer of personal data from the European Union westward across the Atlantic. The Commerce Department has published a practical guide, “How to Join Privacy Shield: Guide to Self-Certification,” […]

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Tax Issues around Brexit

Our European tax team recentlydelivered a breakfast seminar exploring the tax issues and challenges posed by the result of the EU Referendum. The team covered a range of issues, including: the European framework, including overview of the EU, EEA, Eurozone and other European groupings; the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; and the […]

India shuts down Mauritius route

Time to rethink investment structures On May 10 the Indian government issued a press release announcing the signing of a protocol to amend the India-Mauritius tax treaty.1 As a result of these amendments, Mauritius tax residents will no longer be exempt from Indian capital gains tax on sales of shares of Indian resident companies that […]

Insurance: new assessment method for GSIIs

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (“IAIS”) has published its updated assessment methodology for designating global systemically important insurers (“G-SIIs”) (the “Revised Methodology”). As part of the review cycle of the IAIS and following consultations in 2015 the Revised Methodology now comprises five phases and adopts absolute reference values for certain indicators. Additionally, the Revised Methodology incorporates a […]

Outlook in enforcement actions against foreign banks at the new NYDFS

By Matthew L. Biben, Courtney M. Dankworth, Eric R. Dinallo, Mary Beth Hogan, Gregory J. Lyons, David Sarratt, David G. Sewell, Harriet M. Antczak On June 15 Maria Vullo was confirmed as the new Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”), solidifying the first permanent change in leadership at the agency. Since the departure last summer of […]

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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


Team of labour lawyers quits Cuatrecasas for KPMG

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira labour partner Antonio Bartolomé has joined KPMG’s Madrid office. Bartolomé’s hire is part of a wider KMPG strategy to reinforce its labour department, a spokesperson from KPMG confirmed. He joined Cuatrecasas as a partner in 2003. Associate Beatriz Ruiz left the firm with Bartolomé and has joined KMPG as a senior associate. […]

Moves: 2 July 2012

Norton Rose has appointed Peter Young as a capital markets partner after he left Vinson & Elkins, where he was also a partner. UK London Bird & Bird finance partner Brett Israel has joined Lawrence Graham as a partner and international restructuring and insolvency team head. Keystone Law has hired Alex Ferrari as a consultant […]

Clearyed for take-off

Boss O’Leary hopes rare sighting of his wallet will help Ryanair takeover bid fly Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has beaten Covington & Burling to one of the plum competition mandates of the year – Ryanair’s third attempt to buy out rival Aer Lingus. Chief executive Michael O’Leary will hope that his investment in a […]

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Bosses’ inflexible friends

Employers on the move must review their Tupe position as part of the due diligence process Away from the furore surrounding the Beecroft report are real issues for businesses, including the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Tupe) regulations it touches on. While the Government has taken its first steps towards reform by publishing a […]

One for the banking litigators

With Marcus Agius gone, heads are beginning to roll as the LIBOR scandal engulfing the City gathers pace. And when a pack of litigation lawyers smell a crisis – or should that be cold hard cash – the excitement is palpable. The size of the derivatives market being carved up between firms is a staggering […]

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