EU–US Privacy Shield invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has hit the final nail in the coffin of the beleaguered EU-US Privacy Shield. Walker Morris data protection and privacy experts explain the judgment and what this means for transfers to the USA, as well as the potential implications for post-Brexit Britain.

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Community impact management: noise nuisance

A BTR apartment development brings together a large number of residents and one of the major challenges of living together in harmony, is ensuring residents are not affected by noise from other residents.

On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Government announces moratorium on coronavirus-related commercial forfeiture

Along with other unprecedented measures to protect the public and the economy, the UK government announced on 23 March 2020 that commercial landlords are to be precluded from forfeiting commercial leases and evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent. This measure was originally in place until 30 June 2020 however has been extended until 30 September and will be reviewed thereafter.

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Trustees – finding certainty in uncertain times

There is an old saying, attributed to the French Philosopher Voltaire, that ‘doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one’. For trustees of trusts governed by the laws of the Cayman Islands (Cayman), and indeed for trustees worldwide, doubt as to the future value of trust assets (and as to the future needs or actions of beneficiaries) may be their new default condition as they deal with the upheaval brought on by recent global events.

Update on economic substance in the Cayman Islands

Along with its fellow Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, the Cayman Islands now has comprehensive economic substance legislation, under which in-scope entities that carry on particular activities are required to demonstrate economic substance in Cayman.

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