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The expanding scope of European data protection obligations to non-EU businesses

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The changes The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will, with effect from 25 May 2018, introduce a number of changes to EU data protection regime.  One of the more significant changes will be the expansion of its territorial scope. The current EU data protection legislation applies only to businesses established in the EU. Under the GDPR the reach of data Read More

FRED TANNENBAUM MOVES UP

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Fred Tannenbaum, of Gould & Ratner LLP (USA-Chicago), is moving up from Director to Executive Committee At-Large for the American Israel Chamber of Commerce. Read More

HOLDING REDLICH APPOINTS TWO NEW PARTNERS

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Holding Redlich (Australia) has announced the appointment of two more partners: Helena Golovanoff has joined the Construction & Infrastructure Group in Sydney and Kylie Wilson has joined the Corporate & Commercial group in Brisbane. Helena Golovanoff brings 15 years’ experience working on large scale construction and commercial disputes throughout Australia, providing dispute resolution, transaction and advisory services.       Read More

3 TAKEAWAYS FROM 7TH CIRCUIT’S WATERSHED GAY BIAS RULING

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David Michael of Gould & Ratner (USA-Chicago) was quoted in Law360.com regarding The Seventh Circuit decision to overturn precedent that allows employers to discriminate against workers on the basis of their sexuality, specifically Kimberly Hively's suit alleging Ivy Tech Community College passed her over for jobs because she is a lesbian. "This is an issue that now is going to be Read More

DESTINATION: AFRICA

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A ‘golden age’ of tourism should mean plenty of legal work in areas such as project finance but are sub-Saharan countries – and their lawyers – geared up for it? Ian Gaitta, Partner at AC&H, has been interviewed by The Lawyer magazine.     Q: The economy in sub-Saharan Africa is set to grow significantly, which should mean a rise Read More

HEWITSONS GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR VETERANS

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Staff at Hewitsons (England) raised over than £3000 for Veterans Aid, by cycling over 150 miles over two days.   Team members from across the business cycled between the firms four offices – in London, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge.  Partner and organiser, Edward Wheen, said: “We chose Veterans Aid not only for the amazing work that they do, but also Read More

“DEAL OR NO DEAL” (BREXIT PART 3)

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So, the A50 starting gun has been fired. A shell has been launched into a landscape with very few ‘known knowns’ (a village), a plethora of ‘known unknowns’ (a town) and more open space of ‘unknown unknowns’ than one can shake a stick at (a veritable ocean). A divorce is never easy, but this one has the added dimension that Read More

MERGER COPS MAY HAVE UNTAPPED TOOLS FOR STOPPING DEALS

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David Newman of Gould & Ratner (USA-Chicago) was quoted in The Deal, weighing in on how the 2013 ruling against drug maker Actavis may give future antitrust enforcers and private plaintiffs more leeway when pursuing a wide variety of competition cases, including against mergers. Despite musings about the Actavis ruling's applicability to actions besides pay-for-delay settlements, regulators and plaintiffs so far Read More