What data protection issues should I consider before doing M&A?

Why is it important? The significant fines that can be incurred under the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679/EU) (GDPR) has brought data protection high on the list of considerations before undertaking M&A activity, whether as a seller or buyer. Non-compliance can incur fines as large as €20 million or 4% of the previous year’s global […]

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Top 8 New Year Legal Resolutions

To get your company house in order, here are the top 8 New Year Legal Resolutions to think about: Have a shareholder agreement in place You may have good intentions with your fellow shareholders when the company is set up at the start, however relationships can turn sour and there are many occasions when shareholders […]

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The Acquisition and Integration Lifecycle

Want to know more? Whilst in-house at Arm during the period 2014-18, amongst other things, I project managed the legal side of a dozen acquisitions, along with their subsequent integration, working within a global technology company environment. If you would like more detail on any of the items in the lifecycle or would like to […]

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Separation planning: preparing to sell a part of your business

By Brigitta Naunton What is a divestiture? Also known as a “carve out”, a divestiture is a disposal of a part of the business (e.g. redundant assets or a business unit) or a subsidiary to a third party buyer. Why divest? There are lots of reasons why businesses do divestments. It may be part of […]

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Help! I’ve just received a Subject Access Request!

What is a Subject Access Request (SAR)? The GDPR provides a right for data subjects to request confirmation from a controller as to whether or not their personal data is being processed by that controller and if it is processed, they have a right to be provided with certain information. The jargon A controller is […]

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What is a playbook and how can it help you?

19th November 2018 Brigitta Naunton   What is a playbook? A playbook is an internal know how manual which sets out how a business standardises its various processes. How can a playbook help me in my business? It can assist and streamline commercial negotiations A playbook is a great way to document legal issues that […]

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