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Buying a business in Europe is just like in the US – right?

A recent conversation with a US M&A lawyer flagged to me that whilst many people consider corporate transactions to be familiar both sides of the Atlantic, there are a number...

Written on 17 Feb 2016


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Can I modify the EC Model Clauses relating to data transfers?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you’ll know that the Safe Harbor framework, which previously facilitated EU-US data transfers, is no longer valid. It...

Written on 17 Feb 2016


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EU-US Privacy Shield: an important step in the right direction?

On 6 October 2015, we reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had declared the long-standing U.S. Safe Harbor scheme invalid in the case of Maximillian...

Written on 4 Feb 2016


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10 things US investors and parent companies need to know about the UK’s new PSC register

Do you have an investment in a UK corporate or have a UK subsidiary in your group? If so, from 6 April 2016, your details – or your investors’ details...

Written on 4 Feb 2016


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Can I transfer personal data out of Europe if I have the person’s consent?

Businesses that collect personal data about their European customers (and to which the European data protection regime applies) tend to be aware that certain legal hurdles must be overcome before...

Written on 4 Feb 2016


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Venture capital and private equity in the USA: Outbound investments

  Venture capital sector developments Whilst Silicon Valley is without doubt the birthplace of venture capital and continues to dominate the globe in terms of funds committed, Europe’s VC industry...

Written on 27 Jan 2016


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International Venture Capital and Private Equity Update

In this International Venture Capital and Private Equity Newsletter, we look at current sector developments and the outlook for 2016 across the most active PE and VC jurisdictions in Europe,...

Written on 27 Jan 2016


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New Year, new market!

Firstly, happy new year! I hope that 2016 is successful for you and your business. We often find that with the new year brings new budgets and strategies, which often...

Written on 19 Jan 2016


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Audi signs deal with US city to test automated parking

Audi will test self-parking cars in Somerville, Massachusetts, as part of an agreement with the US city that focuses on developing a new urban mobility strategy. The German car maker...

Written on 31 Dec 2015


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