DLA Piper releases Banking and Finance Litigation Update issue 64

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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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Untangling the great contract net

Judgment sheds light on enforceability of net contribution clauses in consumer contracts, but what of business ones? The legal standing of net contribution clauses have vexed litigators, construction lawyers and professional indemnity lawyers for many years. A recent judgment by Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart in the Technology & Construction Court (TCC) in West & Anor v […]

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Saturday night was a bad one for Spain. The country’s Eurovision entry plummeted almost to the bottom of the results table at the annual musical cheese-fest. Just as well, then, that the country’s law firms are a bit more prominent. Once again Garrigues has topped the European 100 table, despite suffering falling revenues. Its local […]

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Promotions figures indicate bleak times

The general downward trend – at least in the UK – highlighted in this week’s partnership promotions feature didn’t obscure some major changes dotted throughout the annual rounds. No corporate partners made up at Travers; Ashurst now has more partners outside than inside the UK; and the first crop of Bond Dickinson freshers, with twice […]

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