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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a new consumer protection duty of care for financial services firms.  Walker Morris Banking and Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain.

GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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Casualties of Law

The abolition of legal aid and the incorporation of the Human Rights Act into English law have changed the way the legal profession deals with personal injury and clinical negligence cases, writes Fenella Quinn The past couple of years have seen major changes in clinical negligence and personal injury. The largest, of course, is the […]

Financings

Lovells in Hong Kong represented a syndicate of four banks which underwrote a $12bn (£7.6bn) acquisition financing loan for Pacific Century Cyberworks to take over Cable & Wireless HKT. The syndicate was made up of HSBC Investment Bank Asia

White & Case hires World Bank lawyer

US firm White & Case is taking on the former deputy general counsel of the World Bank as a member of its Middle East practice group. Daoud Khairallah is joining as of counsel in the firm’s Washington DC office – advising clients that include financial institutions, governments and companies. Khairallah says: “When I left the […]

Rollit Farrell appoints new senior partner

Rollit Farrell & Bladon has appointed James Brennand as a new senior partner, replacing Michael Scanlan after his eight-year term in the role. Brennand, who joined the 33-partner Hull-based firm in September 1959 as an articled clerk and was admitted as a partner in 1967, takes up his new post on 1 May. For the […]

Hays

When company secretary and solicitor Stephen Charnock joined Hays in 1991, it was at just the right time.The distribution and support services group floated in 1989. But on the launch day of the initial public offering, the Chancellor of the Exchequer resigned, causing the markets to oscillate wildly. Three years after the flotation, Hays put […]

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