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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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Melissa van der Meer advises clients on a broad range of corporate-law-related matters. She has in-depth experience with mergers and acquisitions.  Before joining Rutgers & Posch, van der Meer practised law at Houthoff Buruma for more than seven years. Before that, she worked as legal counsel at NS Stations. Click here for more information. This information […]

Mayer Brown links up with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

Mayer Brown has become the latest international firm to court a leading Chinese firm. The US firm is soon to enter into an association with Beijing-headquartered Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong. The move coincides with the elite Chinese capital markets firm’s imminent launch of its first international office in the city. The move is […]

Jones Day and Skadden lead on $12.5bn beauty merger between P&G and Coty

Jones Day and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won top roles advising on the $12.5bn (£8.13bn) merger of Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) beauty business into Coty. Jones Day acted as P&G’s advisers, whileCadwalader Wickersham & Taft advised on the tax aspects of the merger. Skadden provided legal representation to Coty, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and McDermott […]

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Pernod Ricard legal team to launch contracts compliance app for drinks sellers

French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard is set to launch a contracts compliance app devised by its legal team to cut time spent managing commercial paperwork. Pernod Ricard in-house senior legal adviser Ingrid Cope conceived the idea for the app, which has customisable contracts based on a standardised contractual model. Cope said that the […]

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