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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.


Eversheds hires Matthew Kelly as employment partner in human resources practice group

Eversheds has appointed lateral hire Matthew Kelly as an employment partner in the firm’s education employment team. He joins the firm from Thomas Eggar. Kelly advises a range of further-education colleges, higher-education institutions and academies on employment and governance issues. He has experience in providing advice on a range of employment law issues, including: advising […]

Outsourcing company Interserve establishes first Scottish panel

Interserve, the FTSE 250 outsourcer that won one of two private contracts for probation services in England and Wales last month, has put together its first Scottish panel. The company’s assistant general counsel Adrian Pound was responsible for setting up the new roster, which saw Burness Paull and CMS Cameron McKenna beat seven firms to […]

Banking and finance

20 Essex Street has for many years been involved in some of the most significant cases in this area. These have included: the bank charges litigation; assorted ‘credit crunch’ litigation arising out of the collapses of Lehmans, Kaupthing, MF Globaland other financial institutions; the RBS rights issue litigation; the Cukurova FINCARs litigation; and leading cases […]

Walker Morris announces winners of Children’s Charity Calendar Competition

Walker Morris has announced the winners and runners-up of the landmark 20th-anniversary edition of its Children’s Charity Calendar Painting Competition. The winners and runners-up attended a presentation ceremony held at the Tetley, where Walker Morris is hosting a public exhibition of more than 250 paintings from across the 20 years of the competition. This year’s […]

DLA Piper named Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by WGEA

DLA Piper has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in its inaugural citation list. The new citation substantially raises the expected level of performance by organisations in Australia, with 76 organisations awarded the 2014 citation, down from 125 recipients when the predecessor citation, the […]

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