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Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

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The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Brick Court Chambers’ Mark Hoskins QC has been instructed to mount a challenge against the financial transactions tax, known as the Tobin tax, that is to be adopted by 11 EU states. The UK had until last Thursday to launch a case against the EU-wide initiative that has already been given the backing of Germany, […]

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Conyers Dill & Pearman has been named Offshore Legal Firm of the Year at the 2013 Asian Legal Business China Awards. The firm’s Hong Kong office was also commended for its involvement in the Yahoo!/Alibaba buyback deal, which was named TMT Deal of the Year. The event, now in its 10th year, recognises the achievements […]

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Karanovic & Nikolic has announced that its Belgrade office will hold an essay competition for final-year law students of the University of Belgrade Law Faculty. Participants will be asked to prepare an essay on a subject related to commercial law and the winner will be awarded a summer internship at the firm’s Belgrade office.

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