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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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Silks list hails success for the Welsh bar

The Welsh bar’s success in last week’s silks list is being linked to a rise in its general commercial and public law work. Cardiff set 9 Park Place ranked equal first in the number of new silks, with three appointments. One of its new silks, chancery and environment expert Milwyn Jarman, was appointed junior counsel […]

Three key deals

Vodafone acquires a 15 per cent stake in Japan Telecom for $2.2bn (£1.54bn), January 2001 This is the second-largest foreign investment in Japan after Renault’s deal with Nissan two years earlier. Herbert Smith, which has been in Tokyo for less than a year, and Tokyo Marunouchi Law Office advised Japan Telecom’s two founding companies, which […]

Tower hamlets

Paisner & Co won this contract after a competitive tender. The project is a nice meaty one for the soon-to-be-merged firm (its marriage with Berwin Leighton goes live on 1 May). The project involves the design, development and implementation of a portal and customer relationship management software, as well as the provision of related business […]

The Leader column

Spring is in the air, the sap is rising, and so are the salaries: it’s budget time. Up until last year, the annual round of pay reviews for assistants was seen as routine. But then SJ Berwin and Clifford Chance raised the stakes. This was no poor-us defensive response to the US firms – it […]

Kennedys launches a second office in India

City firm Kennedys is opening a second Indian office, effectively doubling the size of its domestic practice. The firm plans to open an office in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, at the end of 2001. It will be staffed by one partner and up to five associates. The New Delhi office, which specialises in commercial, […]

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