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Do payment processors wield too much power?

By Simon de Broise  Payment processors, as the name suggests, facilitate payments by credit and debit cards for both online and point of sale transactions. The payment processor acts as an intermediary between the merchant (e.g. a retailer or airline) and the customer’s bank, facilitating the rapid authorisation (or otherwise) of the payment and initiating (and […]

Making alterations to rented business premises in Guernsey

By Piers Dereham I want to carry out fitting-out works to my business premises but my landlords say I will have to remove them when my lease expires. They are also saying that they need to check my plans before they agree to anything. Is this correct? Yes. Most commercial leases contain clauses requiring you to […]

Ignoring Turkish law on data breaches could put you in prison

Data processors resident outside Turkey whose activities affect Turkey may also need to register by 30 September 2019. Even failing to delete expired data can be punished by one to two years’ imprisonment. As a candidate state for EU membership, Turkey aligns much of its legal system with EU law, hence its 2016 Law on the […]

Amendments to the legislation of Kazakhstan on corporate matters

By Bolat Miyatov  On 2 July 2018, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 166-VI “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Insurance and Insurance Activities, Securities Market” was adopted. Among other things, this legislative act has amended the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13 May 2003 No. […]

Six weeks to go until Brexit: What’s going to happen to environmental law?

By Ben Stansfield, Lee P McBride, Andrew Litchfield One of the great beneficiaries of the European Union has been the environment. Since the very beginnings of the EU, Member States have come together and enacted a great variety of environmental laws, leading to cleaner seas, flourishing habitats and healthier citizens. With Brexit only a few weeks away, this […]

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The Draft Consumer Rights Bill — enhanced rights for consumers

The government has published its Draft Consumer Rights Bill, through which it proposes a significant overhaul of UK consumer protection legislation. The bill will undergo a period of consultation before Parliament, allowing interested parties to comment and scrutinise the proposals. When passed into law, the substance of the bill will have the effect of enhancing […]

Byron Jacobson Lotus Fact Federation against Copyright Theft

Copyright theft fighter FACT installs Lotus IP lawyer as first GC

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has taken on Group Lotus in-house lawyer Byron Jacobson as its first permanent general counsel. Jacobson, who was an IP lawyer at the car maker, joined Fact on 1 May to run its legal function, which previously relied on external advisers such as Wiggin, Russell-Cooke and Belfast’s Edwards & […]

Ince & Co turnover inches up to £93.2m

Ince & Co has posted a 1.7 per cent increase in its 2012/13 turnover from £91.6m to £93.2m. The firm’s revenue growth has slowed compared to 2011/12, which saw its turnover increase by six per cent to £91.6m from £86.2m in 2010/11. Ince & Co saw minimal changes in its lawyer and partner head counts […]

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SFO Tchenguiz legal fees rise as disclosure exercise delays trial

The SFO is on course to rack up legal fees well in excess of £1.2m on a monumental disclosure exercise in the defence of a £200m damages claim brought by businessmen brothers Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz. A month ago court documents revealed that the disclosure exercise had cost £118,000 (11 June 2013). However this figure […]

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