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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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Insurance company NFU Mutual has appointed seven firms including DAC Beachcroft, Kennedys and Clyde & Co to its revised England and Wales legal panel. The panel also includes BLM, Keoghs, York-based Langleys Solicitors and London-headquartered Taylor Rose. The appointments, effective from 1 May, are for an initial three years. The firms are expected to offer […]

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French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has made its first lateral hire for two years, picking up Allen & Overy (A&O) corporate partner Marcus Billam along with a counsel from the magic circle firm. Billam began his career at Darrois Villey as an associate, before being made partner. He left the firm for Clifford Chance […]

Indian conglomerate takes over Malawian companies, with Khaitan & Co advising

Khaitan & Co has advised Gillanders Arbuthnot in relation to the acquisition of Group Developments, Group Holdings, Mafisi Tea Estates and Naming’omba Tea Estates (all  in Malawi) by Gillanders Holdings (Mauritius) Ltd, a wholly owned special purpose vehicle of Gillanders Arbuthnot Co Ltd, set up in Mauritius. The Malawian companies were bought from NBS Bank, a bank with whom the shares were pledged. Gillanders […]

SEB Trygg wins Swedish appeal court battle with help from Eversheds

Svea Court of Appeal has ordered Svensk Vårdförmedling to pay around £400,000 to SEB Trygg Liv, represented by attorneys Magnus Andrén and Hans Forssell of Eversheds Stockholm. In doing so the court quashed the judgement of the Stockholm District Court, which had found in favour of Vårdförmedling. The dispute concerned the premature termination by SEB […]

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