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Boris Martor, partner and Africa expert at Eversheds, has commented on the news that the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is attempting to increase the number of listings of African companies in the UK. Martor said: ‘This attempt shows the strength and the growth of the African continent on the international scene and also the desire to investigate African […]

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Eversheds partner Andrew Henderson has commented on the news that the European Central Bank (ECB) is set to establish a whistleblower system to get tips on banks that may be breaking its rules. He said: ‘As EU agencies, such as the ECB, are given more oversight powers, the establishment of a whistleblower mechanism is not […]

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