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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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Court IT needs funding

Public funds should be made available to finance use of computerised transcript systems because of their help in slashing the cost of complex City trials. Transcript systems can reduce time taken in and out of court, according to top lawyers speaking at the recent The Lawyer conference ‘Operating a profitable litigation department’. However, Government funding […]

Richard Fox on the plaintiff's offer to settle

Richard Fox It has long been an anomaly in our High Court and County Court rules of procedure that a defendant has available the powerful tactical weapon of payment into court, yet there is no equivalent procedure available to the plaintiff. It should be possible for a plaintiff to bring pressure to bear upon the […]

Mishcons spawns major travel union

Mishcon de Reya has acted as the main UK lawyer in the creation of the world’s largest business travel agency, in a major deal between part of Paris-based Accor Group with Carlson Travel Group of the US. Mishcons acted for Wagonlit Travel, the Accor Group subsidiary involved in the ‘strategic union’ – essentially a joint […]

DAC recruits as two depart for Addleshaws

BANKING head partner Cate Wood and assistant Mike Yardley have left Davies Arnold Cooper to join rival Manchester firm Addleshaw Sons & Latham. But DAC is recruiting three lawyers from top commercial firms, who will expand the banking team to five. DAC has just been joined by Turner Kenneth Brown banking partner John Nelmes. Another […]

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