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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.


Shoosmiths advises shareholders on the sale of BM TRADA Group

Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of BM TRADA Group on the sale of the company and its subsidiaries to London Stock Exchange listed company Exova Group Plc for approximately £22m. Shoosmiths’ corporate partner Adam Dowdney led a team of corporate specialists, comprising solicitors Kiran Virk and Tom Potts. Additional specialist legal advice was also given […]

The Lawyer US: Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with Kirkland white collar hire

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson. This will be Quinn Emanuel’s third office on the ground in Asia, joining its presence in Tokyo and Hong Kong. [continued] PS. Don’t forget that The Lawyer Top 30 International firms […]

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Foran Glennon gains SRA approval for London launch under ABS licence

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff has received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to launch a London office operating under an ABS licence.   The plans to launch were first reported by The Lawyer last month (1 April 2015), after the firm registered a UK LLP – Foran Glennon (UK) – with […]

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Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co advise on Applegreen’s €70m IPO

Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co are working with Dublin-based Applegreen, as the petrol forecourt retailer set out its intention to float on Aim and its Irish equivalent, the Enterprise Securities Market (ESM). Arthur Cox is advising the company on Irish aspects of the listing, with a team led by Dublin-based chairman Ciarán Bolger, head […]


Exclusive: Olswang GC Callander to take on new general counsel role at Addleshaws

Olswang general counsel Simon Callander is set to take on a partnership secretary and newly created general counsel role at Addleshaw Goddard, The Lawyer can reveal. The Lawyer exclusively revealed that Callander was leaving the firm yesterday (27 May 2015) following a series of management changes. It has now emerged that Callander tendered his resignation to Olswang in […]

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