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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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Precious mettle

Kevin Gold joined Mishcon de Reya via a merger, and now as managing partner he is ready for another one, where quality not quantity remains a priority. Chris Brock reports Talking to Kevin Gold, managing partner at Mishcon de Reya, is a disconcerting experience. While he exudes an aura of reassurance and calm, the brusque […]

World Online

World Online may be doing battle with its investors, but that has not stopped it hooking up with Italian internet operator Tiscali. The £5.9bn deal comes only months after World Online’s much-hyped IPO on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Investors are claiming that the company did not present all the evidence it should have in its […]

5D Solutions

5D Solutions £15m sale of digital publishing division to Global Graphics. Vendor advised by Lewis Silkin (Philip Lamb), Global Graphics advised by Walker Morris (Ian Gilbert).

Reynolds wins joint venture deal

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has snatched a lucrative deal from under the noses of leading media firm Wiggin & Co. The deal is a joint venture between digital studio kpe and television production company Hat Trick Productions. For the Hat Trick deal, kpe instructed Wiggin & Co. However, before the deal was completed the company dropped […]

Freshfields and Slaughters clean up in Hong Kong as privatisation programme launches

UK FIRMS have cashed in on Hong Kong’s first-ever privatisation, putting them at the front of the queue for more work. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May acted on the privatisation of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Corporation, the city’s underground rail system. MTR Corporation floated on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday […]

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