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3 Steps International Suppliers Should Take Now Before Their Key U.S. Customer Files for Bankruptcy


As U.S.-based companies file for bankruptcy at record rates, international suppliers of products to those companies are feeling the pinch. Payments for past due invoices often are not paid promptly unless the supplier is a “critical vendor” to the filing entity. The financial impact to suppliers, however, may go far beyond mere non-payment. Suppliers may actually find themselves facing lawsuits Read More

Compliance with new land ownership protocol is recommended for charities


A set of basic principles intended to encourage sustainable and community-sensitive land use and management was provided by The Scottish Government’s 2017 Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement. The Scottish Land Commission was tasked with providing more detailed guidance on implementing the Statement and the protocol "Land Ownership by Charities" has been introduced as part of that programme. Read the full Read More

Now is the time for us to streamline a justice system that’s too expensive


Brent Haywood, Partner in our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team, suggests that the debate regarding virtual courts for criminal cases should be sparked for civil justice, with Scottish business being a voice in the process - read the full article which featured in today's Scotsman (Mon 27 July 2020). Read the full article here. Read More

Transatlantic Data Flows Face Stormy Seas: Privacy Shield Invalidated – Standard Contractual Clauses Viable for Now


As many here in the United States slept in the wee hours of this morning, July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a binding judgment invalidating the European Commission Decision (Commission Decision 2016/1250, the “Privacy Shield Decision”) that authorized the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield arrangement. Read the full article here. Read More

How the EDPB’s Recent Consent Guidelines May Affect Your Business’s Website


In May of this year, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued guidelines on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Consistent with European practice (perhaps tradition at this point), the EDPB requires a high threshold to be met for adequate consent to process personal data. Read the full article here. Read More

New York State Agencies Propose Sweeping Reforms to Achieve Energy and Climate Mandates


The Department of Public Service Staff (“DPS Staff”) of the New York State Public Service Commission (“Commission”) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are moving at breakneck speed to position New York State as a global leader in clean technology and climate policy. In just over six months since the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Read More