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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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Postcard from… Tokyo

In the latest in our Postcards from… series, Lovells partner Anthony Raven discusses life in Japan and how Tokyo avoids many of the pitfalls of urban life in other countries. Tokyo has a reputation for being vast, overwhelming and frantically busy. It certainly is all of those things but it is also fascinating, exhilarating and […]

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Opinion: government honesty is overdue on overseas torture

Clare Algar, executive director at Reprieve, calls for honesty from the government to repair the damage done by those who were complicit in the rendition and torture of Binyam Mohammed, the Guantanamo detainee who returned to the UK this week. Clare Algar, executive director at Reprieve, calls for honesty from thegovernment to repair the damage […]

Olswang investment head joins Nabarro

Olswang investment head joins Nabarro” />Nabarro has hired Olswang ­investment funds head Andrew Wylie as a partner in its indirect investment team in London. He has advised on private equity funds, hedge funds, structured products, real estate funds and related corporate transactions for more than 10 years. Wylie began his career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, […]

Credit guard

Cayman has not been left standing in the global economy, says Philip Paschalides It has become increasingly clear that credit is the ­oxygen in the financial ecosystem. Without it the system shuts down and exhibits symptoms of dysfunction. In the oxygen-enriched atmosphere of the boom years, where credit fuelled the aggressive expansion of the mature […]

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CC, links take lead on Rio-Chinalco deal

Clifford Chance and ­Linklaters have taken lead roles on the Chinese government’s $19.5bn (£13.66bn) ­proposed cash injection into mining group Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto, advised by Linklaters, raised the money by selling stakes in its mines and issuing convertible bonds to state-owned Chinese group Chinalco. When the bonds are converted into shares, Chinalco, represented by […]

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