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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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Great to hear of people who know when they’re on to a good thing. Take the PA to Squire Sanders‘ London managing partner Andrew Visintin, for instance. The other day Visintin lunched with one of Tulkinghorn’s hacks at Prism. Poor Visintin was moaning that the eatery is the only place he ever eats. Apparently his […]

Lawrence graham scores KSK aim listing

Lawrence Graham advised Indian power project developer KSK Power Ventur on its sole AIM listing, making it the first Indian company not to list simultaneously in India. It is a watershed for Indian AIM listings and marks the third Indian AIM float Lawrence Graham has handled, following the IPOs of Hardy Oil & Gas and […]

Cuatrecasas hire sees Latham eye Spain

Cuatrecasas corporate partner José Luis Blanco has resigned, leaving the way open for him to launch Latham & Watkins‘ first Spanish office. Blanco specialises in M&A transactions in the technology sector. Latham is understood to have wanted a foothold in the Spanish market for some time, and would open with a corporate heavyhitter if Blanco […]

Heatons, SJ Berwin, Slaughters gain roles on Mosaic acquisition

Manchester firm Heatons has scored a major role on a £320m retail acquisition that cements the three-partner firm’s relationship with Icelandic retail group Baugur. The deal also generated instructions for SJ Berwin and Slaughter and May. Mosaic, the owner of Oasis and Karen Millen, acquired Rubicon Retail, which owns the Pied-à-Terre and Warehouse brands among […]

Risk Management: Safe conduct

The news that two high-profile Freshfields partners are in hot water for their roles on Philip Green’s M&S bid highlights a whole new culture in the legal profession. It’s all about taking risk management a lot more seriously Last Monday (30 October) the spectre that had been giving partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer sleepness nights […]

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