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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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Ogier BVI office recruits Andrew Wanambwa as dispute litigation partner

Ogier’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office has recruited partner Andrew Wanambwa to its dispute litigation team. Previously at Norton Rose Fulbright, he has experience advising major corporates, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners on a range of large commercial disputes. Wanambwa trained with Clifford Chance in London and is admitted in the UK as both a […]

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Top 10 stories: 28 November – 5 December 2014

This week strategy and management were the hot topics. Linklaters’ managing partner Simon Davies caused a stir with his thoughts on the waning power of the magic circle brand and analysis of Addleshaw Goddard’s need for a reboot racked up hits. Linklaters’ Davies joined rival managing partners in distancing himself from the magic circle brand […]

Walker Morris invests in radical refurbishment of Leeds office

Walker Morris has reaffirmed its commitment to the region by investing in a radical redesign of its office on King Street, Leeds. The refurbishment, the largest in the city for the last five years, was undertaken by leading office fit-out specialist Bluu and has seen a transformation of all areas of the firm’s premises including […]

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Morgan Lewis votes to admit 227 Bingham partners in mass lateral hire

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has “voted to admit” 227 Bingham McCutchen partners in a move that will see Morgan Lewis grow to almost 2,000 lawyers in 28 offices. The firm announced its decision on Friday evening after months of merger negotiations with Bingham and speculation over whether the tie-up would succeed. This announcement means that […]

DLA Piper set to relocate to Manchester office in 2016

DLA Piper has agreed a 15-year lease for new office premises in Manchester. The firm will relocate from 101 Barbirolli Square, where it has been based for almost 20 years, to One St Peter’s Square as of September 2016. One St Peter’s Square is a landmark 273,000 sq foot, 13-storey building. DLA Piper will share […]

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