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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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Regulating the late payment of commercial debts in the UK

Prompt payment is critical to the cash flow of every business. The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (the ‘Act’) therefore implies a term into contracts supplying goods/services between businesses (including public authorities), that “qualifying debts” carry simple interest at a punitive rate (“statutory interest”). Statutory interest starts to accrue, if payment has […]

Hiring and firing

Widespread redundancies of both lawyers and support staff reared their particularly ugly head again over the past week or two. This week Bevan Brittan and Trowers and Hamlins followed Berwin Leighton Paisner Osborne Clarke, Wragge & Co and DWF in launching redundancy consultations. Read today’s pithy opinion article on the topic from Al Giles, Axiom’s […]

The importance of registering a patent in Jordan

Patents in Jordan are managed by the Patents Registrar in the Ministry of Industry and Trade and are governed by the Jordanian Patents Law No. 32 of 1999, as amended. The patent law is mainly based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty, adopted on 19 June 1970 in Washington DC, and the Paris Convention for the […]

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Russia is an attractive proposition for institutional investors at the moment, with a boom in bond issuances Capital markets has been a tricky area to be active in for the past few years, but in Russia at least things seem suddenly to have picked up and law firms are contemplating a full and interesting pipeline. […]

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Garrigues’ Latin quarter

Garrigues looks to South America for relief from home market gloom Latin America is a key growth region that many international firms have been trying to break into for some time. Arguably, the most successful have been the big Iberian firms, which have been leveraging their shared history, culture and language with counterparts in south […]

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