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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 […]

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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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Dewey’s Milan IP chief jumps ship for Orsingher

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Milan IP head Marco Consonni has left the firm with three lawyers to join Italian IP boutique Orsingher. Consonni becomes the third partner at Orsingher, which was founded four years ago by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Matteo Orsingher and associate Fabrizio Sanna. Senior associates Iacopo Destri and Francesco Spreafico, along with associate […]

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Norton Rose has hired John Conlin as a ­corporate partner in its energy team. Move of the week He joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was of counsel. He works out of London, focusing on energy M&A and arrangements with host ­governments and national oil companies. Conlin was previously assistant general ­counsel at oil […]

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Dawkins swoop highlights Bingham’s new direction

US firm aims to complement its financial restructuring strength with a serious litigation player in the City. When the news came out two weeks ago (TheLawyer.com, 27 June) that former Simmons & Simmons managing partner Mark Dawkins was leaving the firm he had run to join Bingham McCutchen, it was widely viewed as a coda […]

Inmarsat general counsel handed chief executive position

Satellite operator Inmarsat has promoted its group general counsel Rupert Pearce to CEO, leaving the company’s senior legal position open. Pearce, a former Linklaters partner and head of the firm’s IPO group, takes over from Andrew Sukawaty on 1 January next year. Inmarsat has not appointed a replacement for Pearce and a company spokesperson declined […]

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