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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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Real estate deals in Scotland are up but there are complex motives behind the sales and leases In 2012, many commentators retained a jaundiced view of property but that is not what we are seeing now. During 2013, and particularly since the summer, pedigree property players are raising the senior debt and equity necessary to […]

All-in@EiG 2013: gaming update

To coincide with the 12th European iGaming Congress and Expo, DLA Piper’s gaming team has launched All-In@EiG 2013, a resource containing updates and analysis of topical legal and regulatory issues across the globe. This year’s publication includes articles from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US. If you are registered and logged […]

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Analysis: New Boies in town

After years of resisting a London base, Boies Schiller & Flexner is taking the leap. What changed? If you’d have asked a City corporate lawyer if they’d heard about Boies, Schiller & Flexner opening in London just a month ago, the likelihood is you’d have been met with a puzzled look. Like rival firm Quinn […]

New provisions for protected trust deeds in Scotland

By Andrew Foyle Under a protected trust deed (PTD), a debtor in Scotland can — as an alternative to formal bankruptcy — put his estate in the hands of a trustee for a fixed period so it can be administered for the benefit of his creditors. In return, the debtor is protected from enforcement action by his […]

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