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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

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…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

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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Addleshaw Goddard and Clifford Chance have committed to a new government scheme to close the gender pay gap.

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McDermott launches in Shanghai with strategic alliance

McDermott Will & Emery has launched in Asia with the first strategic alliance between a US and Chinese law firm. McDermott has established a presence in Shanghai after agreeing a strategic alliance to form MWE China Law offices, creating a Shanghai-based law firm that is licensed in the People’s Republic of China. MWE was founded […]

Wooing women

The Lawyer‘s groundbreaking survey by YouGov revealed that 54 per cent of women surveyed believe that associate retention is one of the most important issues facing the profession. And the way to retain them? Women, far more than their male colleagues, overwhelmingly favoured alternative career paths and flexible working. See story. So hats off to […]

Kirklees Council spearheads drive for legal benchmarking

The first-ever benchmarking group for city council legal departments is being set up. The group will be established in the next 12 months by Tony Walsh, legal services manager at Kirklees Metropolitan Council. Walsh emailed the legal heads of all of England’s and Wales’s 31 city councils late last month and expects to establish the […]

Gorg raids CC for four-man PPP team

Clifford Chance’s Frankfurt office has lost a team of public procurement lawyers to German firm Görg, as one partner and four associates leave the magic circle firm. Frankfurt-based public procurement partner, Lutz Horn, who specialises in public private partnership projects, is leaving Clifford Chance. Horn is taking a team of four associates with him. The […]

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