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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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US firms in London continue to set high targets and pay mid-Atlantic salaries

The majority of US law firms in London are still paying mid-Atlantic rates to UK lawyers and setting US billing targets for all of their fee-earners According to research by The Lawyer/Taylor Root, the old trend is continuing. Only 6 per cent of US firms match the rates paid by top City firms, while the […]

Memery Crystal disputes £4.3m Citib@se negligence claim

Memery Crystal is facing a hotly-disputed £4.3m negligence claim from office space provider Citib@se over advice it gave relating to a property lease in 1998 Citib@se says the advice led to a significant loss of business.Citib@se was letting office space in Gillingham Street, London to commercial tenants. It was served notice on its 10-year underlease […]

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RAC director of legal services Jonathan Gulliford thinks his organisation is more trusted than most lawyers. Caroline Davies meets the man who wants to take on the Law Society. The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) has changed significantly since its inception in London in 1897. Back then cars were the preserve of the rich, and to […]

Londoners dominate Linklaters leadership

Three super-global heads created; Anglo-Saxons overwhelm executive committee Linklaters has retained a London stranglehold on its global firm, despite a long-running corporate governance review.As revealed in The Lawyer, (22 April) Linklaters has created an international governance board and new executive committee (excom) to replace the old Linklaters & Alliance management structure, known as the international […]

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