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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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Shearman in the Middleton

Shearman & Sterling might just be stealing the crisis limelight from Dewey & LeBoeuf. As we report today, the man pictured aiming what looked like a gun out of the window while driving Pippa Middleton is not just a finance associate at Shearman’s Paris office. Oh no, more than that, he’s an associate who has […]

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SNR Denton wins £600k bribery case against former India head

The High Court has ordered SNR Denton’s former India head to repay her old firm and its insurers almost £600,000, which they lost as a result of her involvement in a bribery scandal. Gauri Advani, who was India group head at legacy firm Denton Wilde Sapte between 1995 and 2007, was struck off by the […]

L&E Global adds Norwegian firm to employment alliance

Employment alliance L&E Global has recruited Norwegian firm Storeng Beck & Due Lund as its 13th member firm. Like the other 12 members of the alliance, Storeng Beck focuses exclusively on employment law and represents corporates, unions and public sector bodies on labour matters. Storeng Beck partner Terje Andersen said the alliance provided the “perfect […]

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Dechert snares Dewey capital markets pair as losses escalate

Dewey & LeBoeuf is set to lose four partners in London and the Middle East including City capital markets rainmaker Camille Abousleiman, in the latest string of departures from the embattled US firm. Abousleiman, one of the firm’s highest-profile City partners, is leaving the firm to join Dechert’s London office alongside fellow capital markets partner […]

European moves: 12 April 2012

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Baltics Swedish firm Magnusson has launched an office in Estonia with the hire of partners Siim Mägi and Indrek Veso, who join from local firms Glikman & Partners and Veso & Partners (28 March 2012). Benelux Dutch firm Houthoff Buruma has […]

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