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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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Minding the language

The battle for Allied Domecq (see War Story pages 22-23) turned on an unfortunate comment by Whitbread’s chief executive, the fallout from which was that Whitbread lost the battle. In some sectors Whitbread’s adviser Clifford Chance became the scapegoat. Such criticisms are obviously unfair but they highlight a problem for firms. A law firm’s role […]

UK firms set to bid for Japan PFI work

UK lawyers are competing to work on projects worth an estimated £5.7bn a year following legislation which makes PFIs possible in Japan for the first time. Law firms such as Allen & Overy and Linklaters, and accountants such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, and various banks have been advising the Japanese government for two years on how to […]

Manches assistant to fill top Warner Cranston post

City firm Warner Cranston has appointed an assistant from Manches as a partner to head its troubled employment practice. The department is reeling following the departure of two leading partners and six assistants over six months. David Dalgarno, the previous head, who was regarded by his peers as one of the leading employment lawyers working […]

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Elizabeth Clarke Queen Elizabeth Building Called to the bar: 1991 Professional achievements/associations: Acting secretary to Family Law Bar Association (FLBA). Areas of practice: All aspects of family law with an emphasis on divorce and matrimonial finance. What others say about her: A junior of eight years call, Clarke is singled out as a “shooting star” […]

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