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EU-US Data Privacy Shield adopted: a phoenix rising from the ashes of Safe Harbour?

The EU-US Privacy Shield, which replaces the Safe Harbour data transfer framework, has been adopted by the EC and has come into force immediately in the EU. This briefing looks at the background and development of the Privacy Shield and sets out the key issues for companies contemplating joining.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 July 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Does standard legal boilerplate hold water if the parties agree to change the contract terms?

One of the bits of standard legal boilerplate usually says that no variation to the contract is valid unless it is in writing and (often) signed by a duly authorised signatory for both parties. But does this hold water if the parties have clearly agreed to change the terms of the contract?

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 21 July 2016 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

A guide to LLCs: a new type of corporate vehicle for the Cayman Islands

On 8 July, the Limited Liability Companies (LLC) Law 2016 came into force in the Cayman Islands, introducing the LLC, a new type of corporate vehicle for the Cayman Islands. This guide sets out the key features of LLCs and how they can be formed.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 21 July 2016 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Brexit roadmap: an overview of how the UK will leave the EU

Following the UK's vote to leave the EU, the 27 EU heads of state or government gathered in Brussels on 29 June to exchange views on the implications of the referendum result. This briefing looks at the formal procedure to withdraw from the EU and discusses some of the key areas of uncertainty.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 13 July 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Export controls, preferential trade and sanctions programmes: post-Brexit recommendations

The EU referendum result has raised widespread concerns over potential changes to the export control, preferential trade and sanctions programmes of both the UK and the EU as a whole. This briefing aims to cut through the commercial and legal anxiety with recommendations for affected companies.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 13 July 2016 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Brexit: the doctrine of frustration and other options for exiting contracts

Amid much post-referendum uncertainty, if a business is concerned that a contract might no longer be profitable, or is incapable of being performed, might Brexit enable the parties to get out of it? Specifically, could the contract be frustrated? This briefing looks at the doctrine of frustration.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 12 July 2016 | Practice Area: Contract Law

Taking stock of a changed world: post-Brexit prospects for global M&A

The economic and political uncertainties that have depressed MA& markets for most of the year were dramatically compounded by the outcome of the UK's referendum on EU membership. Brexit is likely to have a significant impact on M&A activity for the rest of the year, as this report explains.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 July 2016 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Brexit: how might taxes be affected?

What are the immediate tax consequences of the UK's vote to leave the EU? This briefing looks at the impact on the movement of goods to and from the UK, and the potential implications for VAT, stamp duty, capital duties, corporation tax and social security.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 08 July 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

Data protection in a post-Brexit landscape: the key considerations

The UK’s vote to leave the EU coincides with a seismic change in data protection law. The two-year period in which the terms of the UK’s exit will be negotiated are likely to overlap with the EU implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, as this briefing discusses.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 05 July 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Why Brexit does not impact London’s standing as a leading arbitral seat

London has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most popular and trusted arbitral seats in the world, and the reasons for this deserved reputation have never depended on membership of the European Union, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 05 July 2016 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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