Turkey has experienced an infrastructure boom over the past decade with a variety of projects being completed. Current projects include: Istanbul’s new airport, Kanal Istanbul, the Istanbul Grand Tunnel (the world’s first three-story tunnel), the Northern Marmara Highway, The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (“TANAP”) project, which transports Azerbaijani gas to Turkey, and the upcoming Halkalı-Kapıkule high-speed train […]
Turkey and Kuwait share deep historic and cultural connections. In recent years, the two nations have built on their already close relations by signing a variety of agreements covering trade, defence and economic co-operation. Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board has a target of increasing trade between Turkey and Kuwait to $3 billion annually by 2020. […]
By Elif Ecem Seçilmiş The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was created with the aim of homogenising data privacy laws across the EU. GDPR also applies to organisations outside the EU, if they monitor EU data subjects, or offer goods and services to them. The GDPR applies to personal data, which is defined as […]
Turkey’s first comprehensive data protection law was being launched in April 2016. The 2016 Law on the Protection of Personal Data (“Turkish Data Protection Law”) is based largely on EU Data Protection Law. As a candidate state for EU membership, Turkey aligns much of its legal system with EU law. Turkish data protection law consequently […]
The International Maritime Organisation’s new regulations on low-sulphur fuel are changing how global shipping is powered. Yet these regulations appear to be just the vanguard of a coming wave of environmental regulation that may see the world’s shipping fleet transformed in the decades ahead. In the race for cleaner, more efficient vessels, renewable fuel options […]
By Alison Ogley The Environment Act 1995 gives Environment Agency officers wide powers to investigate premises and question individuals in connection with suspected breaches of the act. In this briefing note, Walker Morris explores the Court of Appeal case of Millmore, which considered the convictions of five individuals for failing to co-operate with requests of […]
By Jeanette Burgess, Andrew Northage In the first decision of its kind, the information rights tribunal (the Tribunal) recently dismissed an appeal against the £4,000 penalty notice issued to paint and wallpaper manufacturer Farrow & Ball for failure to pay the required data protection fee. The Tribunal dismissed the company’s plea that the penalty should be […]
By Jeanette Burgess, Andrew Northage In the current climate, and emboldened by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have become increasingly aware of, and are exercising, their rights as data subjects. This includes the right to access their personal data, to find out what data is held and how it is used, by […]
By Jeanette Burgess, Andrew Northage The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) arrived with much fanfare just over a year ago, introducing – among other things – new and enhanced rights for individuals in relation to their personal data. The UK’s Information Commissioner had this to say in her recent blog post GDPR – one year […]
Manuel Gouveia Pereira, managing associate, writes the article “Environmental law and practice in Portugal”, published by Practical Law of Thomson Reuters In a Q&A format, Manuel Gouveia Pereira makes an overview of the environmental law and practice in Portugal, among other topics.
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Sullivan & Cromwell and Ropes & Gray have landed the advisory role on Sotheby’s sale to BidFair USA, a media and telecommunications company owned by French-Israeli art collector and billionaire Patrick Drahi. Corporate partners Melissa Sawyer and John Mead, as well as finance partner Ari Blaut advised the auction house from Sullivan & Cromwell’s New […]
Ashurst is acting for Kier Group in the sale of its housebuilding and property businesses, as it embarks on a two-year radical turnaround plan to lower its debt and stabilise the business. Corporate partner Nick Williamson has taken the lead for Kier, which is slashing costs by selling off its property arm Kier Living, its […]
White & Case has failed in its attempt to reverse a decision in the commercial court, acting for Peruvian company Minera Las Bambas in its dispute against Glencore. In the Court of Appeal hearing, White & Case partner Charles Balmain represented Minera in a claim that arises out of a share purchase agreement entered in […]
Two O’Melveny & Myers lawyers, including partner John Daghlian, have moved across to join their former colleagues at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Funds veteran Daghlian and counsel Mary Lavelle, who joins Akin Gump as a partner, have been reunited with Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn, who joined Akin Gump in March this year. […]