Double hatting: duty to disclose ties between arbitrators and experts in international arbitration

An arbitrator’s failure to disclose a professional relationship with an expert witness led an ICSID ad hoc committee to issue a unanimous decision to annul a €128 million award against Spain in its entirety, and to order the two claimants to pay the full costs of the proceeding, as well as Spain’s legal fees and expenses.

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The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.

Making an impact – The value of a data protection impact assessment

COVID-19 has prompted many businesses to re-assess the way that they work. Working from home for an extended period, adjustments to office space to enable social distancing and the introduction of measures to minimise health risks to employees are challenges faced by the majority of businesses. One aspect of addressing these challenges which may be forgotten is the impact on data protection. Raj Shah looks at the value of a Data Protection Impact Assessment.

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The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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