Katherine Evans participates in the IR Global Virtual Series – International Trade: Global and regional trade in the post pandemic

Foreword Co-Authored By Andrew Chilvers And Bob Brewer Global Trade: Combating protectionism and the pandemic The past 18 months were a huge shock to international trade as increasing protectionism and Covid-19 wrought havoc with all previous forecasts and economic roadmaps. Many business analysts predicted that the double whammy of protectionism and pandemic would spell an […]

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Katherine Evans participates in the IR Global Guide – The Middle East & North Africa: A dynamic region for inward & outward investment

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a hugely diverse cultural and geographical mix that stretches from Morocco in northwest Africa to Iran in Southwest Asia. The region is home to a range of economies with vastly different levels of openness to international trade and investment. But with the […]

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Katherine Evans participates in the IR Global Disputes Virtual Series – Technology & Disputes: The impact of new technology on litigation and dispute resolution

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers For the legal sector, COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst for change globally. Overnight, almost all legal advisors decamped en masse from their expensive mid-town and city offices to their homes to work. Personal meetings suddenly disappeared to be replaced by virtual meetings on Zoom or Microsoft Teams. As the UK […]

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Post-Brexit means emerging markets for the UK: ISFIN teams up with agile English law firm

Katherine Evans, founder and Senior Partner at MIRKWOOD EVANS VINCENT and Prof. Laurent Marlière, CEO of ISFIN announced they will collaborate to make the most of the current British situation towards emerging markets. There has been a significant drop in FDI since the Brexit referendum, but since the effective Brexit, the UK has nevertheless made […]

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ART: Katherine Evans highlights work of Owen Evans

IR Global member Katherine Evans would like to highlight the work of Owen Evans. Owen’s art reflects his intensely spiritual nature. He had visions of a world beyond the physical, which he was only able to articulate through his imagery. He was also a passionate environmentalist, who joined the Green Party shortly before his death, […]

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Playing By the Rules: establishing effective DLT communities

What is a distributed ledger? Distributed ledger technology (DLT) continues to enable the explosion of crypto-currencies, that we have seen over the last few years. As well as being the driving force behind Bitcoin, it has many other applications that make it useful and relevant to businesses in a range of industries. A distributed ledger […]

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Virtual Currencies in the European Single Market

What are virtual currencies? European Banking Authority (EBA) regards virtual currencies as being a digital representation of value that is neither issued by a central bank or a public authority nor necessarily attached to a regular currency, but is accepted by natural or legal persons as a means of payment, and can be transferred, stored […]

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VAT Rule Changes for UK Wholesale Telecommunications Supplies

VAT Reverse Charge Mechanism to apply to Certain Wholesale Supplies from 1st February 2016 Certain UK clients have asked me to explain the VAT rule changes for UK wholesale telecommunications supplies, and hopefully this blog will do that.  From 1st February 2016, providers of wholesale telecommunications services in the UK will no longer apply VAT […]

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Employee Monitoring

Personal Use by Employees of Employer Systems: Mr Bogdan Barbulescu vs the State of Romania Mr Barbulescu used certain business systems to send personal messages in breach of his employer’s stated Policy in this regard. The Employer monitored employee communications to ensure compliance with its Policy. Mr Barbelescu was found to have been in breach […]

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New EU General Data Protection Regulation: Advice Note 4 (Data Subject Rights and New Processor/Controller Obligations)

In this our fourth blog about the GDPR, I am going to look at the rights of data subjects in relation to the processing, amendment and erasure of their data; and some of the new obligations on processors and controllers. Also, to continue the theme from the previous blogs, I am going to compare the […]

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New EU General Data Protection Regulation: Advice Note 3 (Consent to Processing and New Sanctions)

In this our third blog about the GDPR, I am going to look at the new rules on data subject consent to processing of their data, and the new regime of sanctions proposed by the GDPR for non-compliance. Also, to continue the theme from the previous blogs, I am going to compare the GDPR provisions […]

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New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Advice Note 2 (Territorial Scope and New Definition of Personal Data)

Territorial Scope and New Personal Data Definition   A number of our non-EU clients have expressed considerable alarm about the GDPR, probably due to the volume of articles being generated in the technology industry press but be aware that whilst the final text of the GDPR is unlikely to be widely different from the draft language […]

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