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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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DLA Piper advises Hahn Group on sale of Erding shopping centre

DLA Piper has advised the Hahn Group, an asset and investment manager with a focus on retail properties, on the sale of the Erding shopping centre to the KGAL Group. KGAL acquired the property for an institutional real estate fund. Erding was opened in 2008 and offers a broad range of services and products over a total […]

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Clifford Chance is understood to be carrying out a review of its German operations, and is likely to see the departure of a number of partners as a result. The firm elected Peter Dieners as its new German managing partner in July (31 July 2014) and is now examining its capabilities across its three offices […]

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DMH Stallard to merge with Guildford-based AWB Partnership

DMH Stallard has swallowed up Guildford-headquartered firm AWB Partnership in a merger deal that will be completed in 1 January 2015. This is the firm’s third merger in six years, having taken over legacy company commercial firm Courts & Co in 2008 (14 January 2008) and Surrey-based legacy Callaghans two years ago (3 September 2012). […]

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