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EU-US Privacy Shield for data transfers ruled as invalid

The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) has warned companies in the Bailiwick to be aware of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment which affects all businesses who transfer personal data outside of the Bailiwick and the European Union (EU).

Recognition and Assistance for PRC Insolvency in Hong Kong

Synopsis A recent case in Hong Kong, has demonstrated both the ability and willingness of common law courts to recognise insolvency appointments made by the courts of the People’s Republic of China (‘PRC’), and to grant appropriate assistance at common law. It is to be hoped that this proven track record will pave the way for easier recognition of common law court appointed liquidators in PRC, where, unlike in common law countries, such recognition is subject to the principle of reciprocity.

New LCIA Arbitration Rules: In force on 1 October 2020

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) recently released its updated arbitration rules (the “2020 Rules”) which will come into force from 1 October 2020 and will apply to any arbitration commenced under the auspices of the LCIA on or after this date. The 2020 Rules, in the LCIA’s own words, aim to make the arbitral processes “even more streamlined and clear” for arbitrators and parties alike. We summarise nine key changes and one omission.

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UK Litigation 50: The top disputes firms ranked by financial firepower

A major new report from The Lawyer has revealed the size of the litigation market in the UK, with the top 50 firms active in this space generating a combined £4.1bn from disputes in 2018/19. The largest litigation practice in the UK is Clyde & Co, which generated £235.2m from disputes in the last financial […]

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Clifford Chance ups the litigation stakes with new revenue pledge

Clifford Chance has set out plans to increase the amount of revenue its disputes group generates, in a move that would ensure litigation accounts for a quarter of firmwide turnover. As it stands, 20 per cent of Clifford Chance’s revenue is estimated to be made up of litigation, according to The Lawyer’s Global Litigation 50 […]

Charles Russell Speechlys loses private equity trio to Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood has raided Charles Russell Speechlys with a three-partner private equity team hire that replenishes its ranks after a series of departures. Partners Malcolm MacDougall, Richard Coleman and Adam Crossley are joining Stephenson Harwood. MacDougall, who co-heads Charles Russell Speechlys’ corporate practice and leads the private equity team, has spent almost nine years at the […]

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