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The General Data Protection Regulation: a survival guide

The General Data Protection Regulation promises the biggest shakeup of European privacy laws for 20 years. This Linklaters guide contains answers to frequently asked questions, checklists and everything else you need to get to grips with this new law.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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Bitcoin theft highlights cryptocurrency regulatory uncertainty

The recent suspension of trading on Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex following the apparent theft of approximately $60m-worth of bitcoins is the latest in a series of Bitcoin thefts. With Bitcoin increasingly having real-world impact, the question of how Bitcoin regulation should be approached...view abstract

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Supreme Court decision highlights importance of contract terms in protecting principal from agent’s insolvency

The Supreme Court has held that a principal was entitled to recover payments collected by its agent on its behalf following the agent's insolvency. The decision demonstrates that the courts will be slow to find a constructive trust in favour of a principal whose agent has become insolvent.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Losing the right to limit: Privy Council confirms parties can contract out of the 1976 Limitation Convention

This Reed Smith briefing looks at the question of whether it is possible to contract out of or waive the right to limit liability under the 1976 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims and if so, what is required in order to do so.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

PSC register must be completed by companies

Every UK company (other than ones which have equivalent disclosure obligations, such as those listed on a stock exchange) has since 6 April been required to keep a Register of Persons with Significant Control. Since 30 June they have been required to file this information at Companies House.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Managing environment risk in trade agreements post-Brexit: what can we expect?

The UK’s vote to leave the EU is set to impact its participation in EU trade deals and free trade access. One of the most contentious agreements in negotiation is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); this briefing looks at the environmental challenges associated with the TTIP...view abstract

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Environment

Examining the conduct of directors and personal liability - a recent case

The High Court was recently asked to consider whether the payment of dividends from a subsidiary to a parent company were based on incorrect accounts, were made in breach of fiduciary duties owed by the directors to the company or were transactions defrauding creditors.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 August 2016 | Practice Area: Directors

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Just a bit of banter? How employers can tackle sexual harassment in the workplace

A recent report published by the Trades Union Congress has revealed some alarming statistics in relation to sexual harassment experienced by women at work. This briefing looks at how employers can take steps to prevent sexual harassment at work and, if an allegation is made, how to deal with it.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 19 August 2016 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

Choosing a forum for international disputes: 15 facts about Dubai's Dispute Resolution Authority

The Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) is the dispute resolution body of the Dubai International Centre. This Gowling WLG briefing sets out fifteen facts about the DRA to consider when drafting an international contract.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 18 August 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

What to do when your offshore investment or joint venture goes bad?

Offshore investors have piled into emerging markets in recent years, forming partnerships or JVs with a local entities. While it is common for differences to arise, it is less common for the parties to react with arbitration proceedings. So what should investors consider when a dispute is looming?

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 August 2016 | Practice Area: Joint Ventures

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