Top 10 stories: 7-13 November 2014

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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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DLA Piper advises on opening of first Ukrainian Gas Exchange

DLA Piper has advised Dragon Capital on the establishment of a new natural gas exchange called Ukrainian Gas Exchange (UGX). On 31 October 2014, the first trading session of UGX took place; Dragon Capital, an investment company, initiated the set-up of UGX in July this year. DLA Piper provided full legal advice and support to […]

No5 barrister participates in panel event dedicated to protection of refugee rights

No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan was on the panel of an event titled ‘The role of pro-bono lawyers in ensuring the protection of refugee rights’ at the European Pro Bono Forum in London, which ended on 7 November. The Forum, organised by PILnet, attracted delegates from all over the world, including representatives from international law […]

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Outsourcing giant Interserve names CMS and Burness Paull as first Scottish panel

Burness Paull and CMS Cameron McKenna have been named on FTSE 250 outsourcing company Interserve’s first Scottish panel after beating seven firms to make the roster. The company, which last month won one of the two high-profile private contracts for more than half of probation services in England and Wales, put the Scottish panel in […]

US firms continue to add to City presence as promotions season takes hold

It’s US promotions season – that happy time of year when eager associates find out if they are to join their firm’s partnerships. Several US firms have unveiled sizeable promotions rounds this year. White & Case was one of the first off the blocks, making up a total of 37 partners including five in London. […]

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