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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 […]

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Ignoring Turkish law on data breaches could put you in prison

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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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Commercial property firm Bell & Scott has appointed Ross Taylor as a solicitor in its construction team. Taylor joins from Drummond Miller. Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo has hired Lena Hodge as of counsel and head of corporate finance in London. Hodge joins from Rosenblatt Solicitors, where she was a corporate partner. Thomas […]

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Clarke Willmott takes over Heatons’ Birmingham base

Clarke Willmott takes over Heatons’ Birmingham base” />Clarke Willmott has taken over the Birmingham office of Heatons, leaving the latter firm with just three partners in its Manchester office. Heatons managing partner Matt Fleetwood said the firm would not disintegrate following the loss of its Birmingham office. “The Birmingham and Manchester offices were moving in […]

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