Privacy Shield invalidated: what this means for your data flows to the US

Last Thursday the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated Privacy Shield, the EU-US agreement that allows unrestricted transfers of personal data from the EU to over 5,000 certified organisations in the US. Raj Shah looks at what the CJEU’s decision means for your business’s transfers of personal data from the UK or EU to the US.

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Wirecard – has the German financial regulator lost its immunity?

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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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

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.



Clifford Chance assembles 50-strong Covid-19 partner taskforce

Clifford Chance has assembled a large partner-led taskforce to lay out the firm’s long-term response to client issues stemming from the pandemic. The magic circle firm is relying on the work of a mammoth collective of 50 partners tasked with concocting strategies and alternative business lines to offer clients in the path to recovery. Led […]

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Clifford Chance fends off virus threat with 6 per cent revenue surge

Clifford Chance‘s revenue rose by six per cent to £1.8bn over 2019/20, the highest increase recorded among the magic circle so far. The firm’s revenue grew from the previous year’s £1.69bn. All financial metrics saw a similar spike. Profit per equity partner (PEP) rose to £1.69m from £1.62m, while profitability increased by five per cent […]

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