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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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Top areas for promotions to partnership

As UK firms expand globally, are City promotion prospects on the wane? Last week Ashurst, Norton Rose and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) all announced their global partner promotions rounds for 2013. All three UK-headquartered firms expanded overseas through international tie-ups last year. As the promotion season gets into full flow it is appropriate that City […]

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DAC Beachcroft partner count closes in on 250 as five promoted

DAC Beachcroft has made up five lawyers to partner after promoting the same number last year. London insurance litigator James Deacon, Manchester claims solutions lawyer Craig Godding, Birmingham claims solutions specialist Daniel Abbey, Madrid professional indemnity, energy and construction lawyer Alejandra Galdos and Jose-Maria Alvarez-Cienfuegos join the UK firm’s partnership today (1 May), who specialises […]

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Eversheds goes international with increased promotions round

Eversheds has made up 28 lawyers to its partnership, with more 60 than per cent of the new partners based outside the UK. The promotions are an increase on 2012, when the firm promoted 22 lawyers including 11 in the UK (3 April 2012). This year, 10 new partners were made up in the UK […]

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