Do you need a DPO?

With the constant discussion currently around the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) or data compliance officer (DCO) has never been so much in the public eye than lately. With less than six months until implementation of GDPR, organisations need to start assessing their possible requirement for a DPO.

Increased disclosure required under IFRS 15: are you ready?

New accounting standard IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, introduces more detailed requirements for presentation and disclosure than the standards it replaces. Shipping company financial statements do not currently disclose many of these new elements, so attention needs to be given to how this information is obtained and whether accounting systems and processes need to be amended or updated.

Are young and emerging artists able to break into the traditional art world?

Looking back on the important art fairs of the summer and autumn - Basel, Frieze, FIAC -  it is hard not to be struck by the upbeat noises coming from the dealers and organisers of record sales, many in the million pound range, and high levels of activity overall. Many of these sales are of established names to a wealthy client base, sales which can overshadow much other activity in the market.