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The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

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By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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Simmons & Simmons has been hit by a 19.6 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP) after seeing four consecutive years of growth. In its financial results for 2008-09, Simmons’ PEP fell to £520,000 from a high of £647,000 last year. Turnover grew slightly from £289m to £291m. Managing partner Mark Dawkins […]

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Martineau turnover down ten per cent; PEP drops by a quarter

Birmingham-based Martineau has posted a 24 per cent drop in profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2008-09 financial year. Equity partners will make an average of £198,000 compared with £260,000 for the 2007-08 financial year. This comes as the firm reports a drop in turnover of nine per cent, falling from £23.2m in 2007-08 […]

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What’s 591 ft tall, has 40 floors and looks like a big fat vegetable? Anyone working in the City’s square mile will immediately recognise arguably London’s most famous building, the Gherkin.  What they might not know is that as of this week it has a new tenant.  As we report today, Greenberg Traurig Maher – home of […]

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The Levicom v Linklaters case sets a precedent that clients cannot point the finger at their lawyers just because they don’t like the outcome of a case. By Fergal Cathie and Natalia Lyttleton The recent decision of the ­Commercial Court in Levicom v Linklaters (2009) is a warning to claimants who contend that, with the […]

2Birds’ expansion comes good with 30 per cent revenue hike

Bird & Bird has announced a 29.7 per cent increase in gross revenue for the 2008-09 financial year. Total turnover at the ­technology and IP-focused firm grew to £186.3m from £143.7m for the previous year. The firm said that 9 per cent of the increase in ­revenue could be put down to the considerable expansion it has undergone recently. Over the past year the […]

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