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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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Withers turns to Appleby for pan-Europe investment push

Withers has appointed a partner from offshore firm Appleby to set up a pan-European investment funds practice. Matthew Feargrieve joins Withers’ Zurich office after three years in the offshore firm’s Swiss base. He joined Appleby from Mourant Ozannes legacy firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune in 2010. He is qualified as a solicitor in England […]

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Withers to launch international family consulting group

Withers is to launch a consultancy group following client demand for a service that will help family-run businesses resolve arguments. Withers Consulting Group (WCG) will launch in April and will be led by former Withers partner Amelia Renkert-Thomas, who is based in America, and UK-based family consultant Kenneth McCracken. Up to 10 more consultants are […]

Clifford Chance elects new global partnership council

Clifford Chance has revamped its global partnership council, with Beijing corporate partner Tim Wang and Washington DC banking and finance partner Catherine McCarthy gaining seats on the firm’s governing body. The duo replace Hong Kong dispute resolution partner Martin Rogers and Frankfurt corporate partner Daniela Weber-Rey. Rogers and Weber-Rey were both elected in 2010 for […]

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