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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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Reed Smith has posted a 7 per cent boost in its year-end financial results, growing from $1.075bn to $1.15bn (£746m) in 2014. Reed Smith’s average profit per partner increased by 6 per cent, from $1.14m to $1.2m last year. Revenue per lawyer also grew, by 2 per cent to $703,000 from $691,000. The results are […]

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Shell promotes from within after exit of global litigation and downstream GCs

Energy giant Shell has announced the departure of its global litigation and downstream general counsel, Brad Nielson and Hans von der Linde, with their associate general counsel stepping up to the top jobs. Associate general counsel for global litigation Richard Hill will succeed Nielson as general counsel of global litigation on 1 April, while associate […]

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Data security: How to respond to clients’ ‘more assertive’ demands

Good management is paramount for law firms as clients increasingly demand a more proactive approach to data. What do you see as the most significant concerns clients currently have in relation to how their data is being managed by law firms? Nathan Hayes, IT director, Osborne Clarke: Simply put, that it is secure and that the […]

Shoosmiths at the controls as GAME Digital buys Multiplay

Shoosmiths has advised GAME Digital, the high street and online games retailer, on the £20m acquisition of Multiplay (UK) Ltd. Multiplay is an event and gaming community-focused company. Shoosmiths’ corporate partner Adam Dowdney led a team of corporate specialists on the deal, including associate Nina Smith and paralegal James Arnold.

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“We had that Hugh Grant in here once, upstairs, private party. They had 19 bottles of this wine. Not a lot, between the 17 of them, but I had to taste them all.” “Oh,” I say politely, “that’s quite a lot, how did you manage?” “I came downstairs, had a Jack Daniels chaser and went […]

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