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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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Morgan Lewis has swooped on Edwards Wildman’s London office hiring corporate head David Ramm, in a move that will raise further questions about the future of the group. Ramm, a partner and head of the firm’s London’s business law (corporate) department, also heads Edwards Wildman’s London’s private equity and venture capital practices. His exit comes as […]

Allen & Overy advises Freudenberg SE on €250m syndicated facility

Allen & Overy has advised Freudenberg SE in connection with a €250m (£199m) syndicated facility, the transaction marking the firm’s first retainer by Freudenberg. In charge of the transaction were Gunnar Blanck (in-house) and, from Allen & Overy, partner Dr Neil George Weiand and senior associate Dr Urs Lewens (both banking and finance, Frankfurt).

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Dentons benefits from Chadbourne’s Kiev closure with corporate partner hire

Dentons has become the first firm to snap up one of the lawyers at Chadbourne & Parke’s Kiev office, which is closing in the next few months. Chadbourne international partner Adam Mycyk has joined Dentons as a partner in its Kiev corporate practice. Mycyk, a US-qualified lawyer, has worked in Ukraine since 1994, when he […]

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OC set to launch in Asia following raid on Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong base

Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird. Marcus Vass, who heads up Bird & Bird’s communications, media and technology group in Asia, has been lined up to join Osborne Clarke alongside corporate partner John Koh and a number of associates.  […]

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