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International law firm Paul Hastings, in collaboration with The Lawyer, conducted research seeking to determine trends in the rapidly evolving world of transatlantic acquisition finance. Insights for the project were gained through interviews and two roundtable discussions involving partners, heads of leveraged finance, in-house legal counsel and deal execution professionals from a diverse range of […]

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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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Rohan Pershad QC sentenced to three and half years for VAT fraud

Former 39 Essex Street silk Rohan Pershad QC has been jailed for three and a half years after being found guilty of VAT fraud. Pershad was found guilty of cheating the public purse earlier this month after “deliberately” not paying a total of £600,000 VAT over a period of 12 years. The jury took almost […]

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BLM to shut two UK offices in move to full-time remote working

BLM has decided to close two of its offices in a bid to run a more flexible model, with employees set to work from home permanently. The decision means that the firm will no longer have a fixed presence in Bristol and Leeds. As well as announcing the closures, BLM has also embarked on a […]

Keystone reports Gunnercooke partner to SRA

A complaint against a Gunnercooke restructuring partner has been made to the Solicitors Regulation Authority by Keystone, in relation to an insolvency dispute involving the two firms. In 2018, Gunnercooke partner Séamas Gray was instructed by the liquidators of Grosvenor Property Developers, after the student accommodation company was wound up. The matter is the subject […]

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