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Technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Summertime and the livin’ is easy Well, is it? This year we are collectively going through an exceptional summer: some countries are still struggling with very high COVID-19 infection rates. Life is not back to normal. Home office is still a fact for many of us. Group leisure activities are on hold or at least […]

CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin – August 2020

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr’s multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, antitrust, and unfair competition in the region. Main takeawaysAntitrust: RPM infringement decisions in several countries, but notably, immunity from fine in one Austrian case. Uptick in abuse of […]

A new era of work: Teleworking in Montenegro

Working outside of the employer’s business premises deeply conflicts with the traditional concept of the working environment based on the worker’s physical presence in a determined workplace.

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EU-US Privacy Shield for data transfers ruled as invalid

The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) has warned companies in the Bailiwick to be aware of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment which affects all businesses who transfer personal data outside of the Bailiwick and the European Union (EU).

Recognition and Assistance for PRC Insolvency in Hong Kong

Synopsis A recent case in Hong Kong, has demonstrated both the ability and willingness of common law courts to recognise insolvency appointments made by the courts of the People’s Republic of China (‘PRC’), and to grant appropriate assistance at common law. It is to be hoped that this proven track record will pave the way for easier recognition of common law court appointed liquidators in PRC, where, unlike in common law countries, such recognition is subject to the principle of reciprocity.

New LCIA Arbitration Rules: In force on 1 October 2020

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) recently released its updated arbitration rules (the “2020 Rules”) which will come into force from 1 October 2020 and will apply to any arbitration commenced under the auspices of the LCIA on or after this date. The 2020 Rules, in the LCIA’s own words, aim to make the arbitral processes “even more streamlined and clear” for arbitrators and parties alike. We summarise nine key changes and one omission.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is asking senior partner candidates to develop a clear strategy on inclusion, as the firm enters the key phase of its leadership elections. The process had been delayed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It is understood the firm is now looking to hold the race to appoint its new managing and […]

Webinar: Innovating for the future

This free to attend webinar showcases an industry-leading example of how the legal industry can find the areas in need of innovation and work collaboratively with the minds that have the solutions. The TL Chat will explore the birth of Conception X and the headway that their industry-first projects have made thus far.

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Dentons targets more local firms for delayed Dublin launch

Dentons has opened its doors in Dublin, after postponing the launch over the summer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The firm had planned on opening in Q2, having announced its intentions at the start of the year. Initially the firm hired three partners to kickstart operations; Eavan Saunders and Peter O’Brien from William […]

Waterstones

Waterstones recruits new GC from Deloitte

Waterstones has appointed a new general counsel from Deloitte. Laila Aslam joins the bookstore as GC and company secretary after 12 years as an in-house counsel at Deloitte. At the Big Four accountancy firm, she specialised in contract negotiation and drafting risk management and legal advice and strategy. Aslam succeeds Waterstones former GC Alison Campbell, […]

Houses of Parliament

Hitachi Rail GC hired for Houses of Parliament restoration project

Westminster Palace has found a general counsel to oversee the £4bn restoration of the Houses of Parliament, almost four months after kicking off the search. The project marks one of the biggest renovation undertakings ever carried out in the UK. The legal head driving it from the autumn will be Jane Mee, who was previously […]

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