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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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US firms financial results season kicks off

The US firm reporting season is now underway, with a smattering of results in so far indicating an upward turn. Today McDermott Will & Emery has posted a 2.2 per cent rise to $899.8m despite the firm’s total number of lawyers worldwide falling from 1,021 to 997. Yesterday Dechert confirmed that its global gross revenue […]

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Osborne Clarke hires Taylor Wessing private client partner Goodman in practice re-launch

Osborne Clarke has hired two new private client partners in a bid to re-launch its private client offering, which it previously scrapped in late 2013. The re-established group will be headed up by two new partners: Andrew Goodman who joined from Taylor Wessing, and Stuart Janaway who previously worked at boutique private client firm New […]

Mammoth court battles top The Lawyer’s must-watch list in 2015

This year’s top 20 cases demonstrate how much the English High Court has become a global litigation centre, with litigants from all over the world to battle cases in London. The claim brought by Iran’s Bank Mellat against HM Treasury, South African-owned Sabre Oil & Gas’s case against Standard Bank and Oil giant Rosneft’s challenge […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright re-elects chair Stephen Parish for a third term

Norton Rose Fulbright has re-elected current chair Stephen Parish for a third term in office starting on 1 May 2015. Parish, who has headed Norton Rose Fulbright since his election in 2009, plans to develop and consolidate on the base that the firm has created and continue to capitalise on the advantages that it gives […]

Shoosmiths advises Milton Keynes business on key strategic transaction with E.ON

Shoosmiths has advised Milton Keynes based Intelligent Maintenance Systems Limited (IMS) on a key strategic transaction with E.ON Connecting Energies Ltd (ECT) that has seen the energy company take a 25 per cent stake in the company. Corporate partner Sanjeev Sharma led the Shoosmiths team with assistance from Iain Butler (senior associate), Claire Checketts (associate), Aleksandr […]

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