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EU approval of Privacy Shield provides clarity for transatlantic data transfers

Today, the European Commission formally adopted and finalized the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a new framework for transatlantic data flows that replaces the old ‘Safe Harbor’ scheme. You may be aware...

Written on 11 Jul 2016


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Opportunities for US companies after Brexit

The last couple of weeks have seen unprecedented media coverage, social media commentary and at times light hearted jabs at the Brits, who on June 23rd voted to leave the...

Written on 11 Jul 2016


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The UK is out of the EU

As you may recall from my previous post as well as the increased media coverage over the last week, the UK People voted in a Referendum and have decided to...

Written on 24 Jun 2016


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Smart buildings: what are the key European data privacy and cyber security issues?

The data collected, shared and derived from smart buildings as well as the manner in which infrastructure itself is linked is becoming increasingly important to the success of smart buildings...

Written on 13 Jun 2016


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Am I a ‘data controller’ or a ‘data processor’, and why is it important anyway?

Introduction The extent to which an organization is subject to obligations under EU data protection law depends on whether or not they are a ‘data controller’. Generally speaking, a party...

Written on 31 May 2016


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Investing in Europe

Osborne Clarke’s dedicated team of international expansion specialists are the ideal partner for companies expanding into new markets. We are among the leaders in global expansion legal advice and have...

Written on 10 May 2016


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Osborne Clarke’s International Expansion Team and our Fixed Fee Approach to Expanding into Europe

We are experts in global growth Osborne Clarke’s dedicated team of international expansion specialists are the ideal partner for companies expanding into new markets. We are among the leaders in...

Written on 9 May 2016


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International expansion: taking it to the next level

Congratulations! You’re now an international company. You’ve done the basics in setting up overseas and putting your first people on the ground and for these purposes let’s assume you did...

Written on 9 May 2016


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Why your unlimited vacation policy may be of limited use in Europe

It is no longer unusual to see US companies using unlimited vacation policies. What was perceived as a public relations coup when first announced by the likes of Netflix and...

Written on 28 Apr 2016


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