With less than one year left before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has embarked on an initiative to correct some public misconceptions about its impact. Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, recently expressed concern in the ICO blog that ‘not everything you read or … Continue reading “The General Data Protection Directive: correcting the myths”
The Digital Single Market (DSM) proposals emanating from Brussels are designed to create a level digital playing field between Europe and the USA. The European Union has long acknowledged the online dominance of the American tech giants and is keen to create a legal framework that may benefit the European digital economy. But in classic … Continue reading “Should you be worried about the Digital Single Market?”
Corporate clients are of course no strangers to litigation. Listening to in-house counsel talk about how they approach litigation, they will often regard it as an inevitable, if undesirable, by-product of doing business. When it arises out of their core business activity, and particularly for large organisations – banks and insurance companies, for instance – … Continue reading “Taking advantage of group litigation offerings”
The government enacted the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the MLR 2017) on 26 June 2017. These are based on the same principles as the pre-existing rules, but contain significant changes which affect how regulated organisations must structure their anti-money laundering (AML) functions and carry out … Continue reading “New money laundering standards – what you need to know”
From the perspective of a GC at a major multinational, which will be the key external adviser over the next ten years, the legal firm that is top decile at attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent throughout its business?
Unsettled Lloyds legal team reports to finance The legal team at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) now reports to the bank’s finance team after the group’s latest reorganisation, which also saw the departure of chief people, legal and strategy officer and ex-Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies, after less than two years. The move has shifted responsibility … Continue reading “Significant matters – Autumn 2017”