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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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Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has added K&L Gates partner David Johnson to its Hong Kong office, two years after he joined the US firm from Allen & Overy. Capital markets and corporate lawyer Johnson, who joined K&L Gates in March 2013 (8 March 2013), will head NRF’s US securities practice in Asia. With a particular […]

Clifford Chance sees five partners quit Germany in a month

Germany has been a large part of Clifford Chance’s European operations for years, ever since 2000 when it merged with Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster. Some 15 years on from that merger, change is afoot. Last year new German managing partner Peter Dieners began a review of the firm’s German operations with a view to slimming down its 83-strong […]

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Top 10 stories: 6-12 February 2015

The move towards alternative business models was the key theme in last week’s top 10 stories, with flexible working and cutting costs at the top of the agenda. Our top story of the week was the news that BLM is offering all its London-based staff flexible working contracts as it moves into a new, smaller […]

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Change, diversity and boardroom struggles on the agenda at the Global Law Summit

Lawyers from all walks of the profession and all around the world are gathering in London this week to debate the key trends affecting the industry – including the role of government in preserving access to justice and how the rule of law affects the world of business. The first day of the Global Law […]

AstraZeneca strikes drug discovery collaboration deal with Orca Pharmaceuticals

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co life sciences experts have advised long-standing client AstraZeneca on a three-year drug discovery collaboration agreement with Orca Pharmaceuticals. The agreement will give AstraZeneca access to inhibitors of acid-related orphan nuclear receptor gamma (RORg) developed by Orca Pharmaceuticals with the potential to treat a range of autoimmune disorders. The collaboration combines the scientific […]

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