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Congo: Revision of mining code

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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Irwin Mitchell has announced today that it will form ABS venture IMe Law with insurance company Esure. The launch is Irwin Mitchell’s sixth ABS-related initiative since 2012. It tops more than a decade of work with Esure, the company best known for the brand Sheila’s Wheels. The new venture is designed to simplify the litigation process […]

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Bristows has seen its revenue dip by 3.6 per cent in 2013/14, ending a half-decade of strong growth. Turnover at the Unilever House-based firm doubled between 2007/08 and 2012/13, when it reached a high of £35.4m, but in 2013/14 that amount was down to £34.1m. Profit per equity partner (PEP) was also down significantly, from […]

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Ukraine’s Vasil Kisil splits in two as five partners launch new firm

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