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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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Troutman eyes London insurance market

Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders is planning a move into the London insurance market following the firm’s merger with US insurance boutique Ross Dixon & Bell. London managing partner Robert Bata has pledged to hire “aggressively” in the sector following the move.Troutman Sanders’ three-partner City outfit does not currently have an insurance capability. “Having this kind of […]

Why no debt pays off for K&L Gates

As expected, the partners at Carolina firm Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman voted unanimously in favour of joining forces with K&L Gates. The vote of the partners at the larger firm was equally positive. K&L Gates” /> Being debt-free keeps destiny out of bankers’ hands As expected, the partners at Carolina firm Kennedy Covington Lobdell […]

New qualifications

The Irish Financial Regulator has introduced a raft of features to make its qualifying investment fund more attractive. Constructing an investment fund product requires the consideration of a number of competing issues. This can result in compromises that could impact on a product’s performance and return to its investors. The importance of providing a flexible […]

Cohabitation agreements

Divorcing couples have been dubbed the latest victims of the credit crunch. With house prices on the slide and houses failing to sell, would-be divorcees are finding themselves forced into extending their time under the same roof together. Under the same Roof, with the same agenda Divorcing couples have been dubbed the latest victims of […]

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