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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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UK awash with brides-to-be?

The future of the legal market, domestic and international, has been very much front of mind at The Lawyer this summer. In May we launched The Transatlantic Elite – a new spin on the race for global dominance that included our guide to the current – and future – superpowers. Now, after one of the […]

Project Portugal

The rest of Europe may be suffering, but Portugal is on an even keel with a series of public PPPs and international investments Although many of Europe’s legal markets are suffering from a downturn in deal and transactional activity as a result of the ongoing ­global credit crunch, the change in Portugal is notable but […]

Detective work: Grant Macpherson, Kroll

Detecting fraud is a way of life for Kroll managing director and corporate counsel Grant Macpherson. And there’s no sign of the work drying up any time soon For Grant Macpherson, managing director and corporate counsel at Kroll, fraud is a way of life. Having joined the risk consultancy from Flag Telecom last year, Macpherson […]

Blue-chip shares fall could gift City firms more work

City firms could stand to gain more work from their FTSE100 clients – despite the market value of the blue-chip companies being slashed during the past few months. Figures from Hemscott have revealed that in the last quarter the market capitalisations for the top 10 legal advisers’ FTSE100 clients fell by an average of nearly […]

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