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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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On 29 November 2013 in London, the Cayman Islands and US governments entered into an agreement paving the way for the automatic exchange of tax information under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). In addition to signing the agreement, the two governments also signed a new tax exchange agreement (TIEA) that replaces the […]

Revealed: the global multi-billion dollar litigation market

Next Monday sees the publication of The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50, our annual review of the year in international disputes. For the uninitiated, check out last year’s report. This is the only report that tracks the world’s 50-largest disputes practices by the revenue their litigation and arbitration teams generate. To give you some idea […]

Autumn Statement 2013 — tax highlights

By Mark Burgess, Simon Gough, Paul Rutherford, David Thompson and Richard Woolich We set out below a summary of key items of interest announced by the chancellor in the UK Autumn Statement. Corporate tax rates: the government remains committed to reducing the main UK corporation tax rate (currently 23 per cent) to 21 per cent from April 2014 and […]

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