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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…

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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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Here’s a nice bit of repositioning. Eversheds is doing its best to shake off its ’national law firm’ tag by doing something rather strategic in the Middle East (see story). The firm has merged with KSLG, a consortium of law firms in the region. The new offices will be fully paid-up members of Eversheds’ LLP; […]

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BLP sees PEP rocket 56 per cent to £712,000

Berwin Leighton Paisner has seen average profit per equity partner (PEP) rise 56 per cent in the past financial year on the back of a turnover rise of 20 per cent. Turnover for the 2010-11 financial year stood at £229m, up from £191m in 2009-10. Meanwhile, the firm has seen average profit per equity partner […]

Norton Rose transfers Aussie energy partner to Tokyo

Norton Rose has further strengthened its Australasian practice with the relocation of an energy, mining and projects partner from Brisbane to Tokyo. Michael Joyce advises on projects and M&A deals in the energy and infrastructure sectors. His primary role will be to manage the flow of transactions between Australia and Japan. A spokesperson for the […]

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Opinion: MPs who flout the law are not fit to be in Parliament

Earlier this month the Orwell Prize 2011 was awarded to the late Lord Bingham’s book, The Rule of Law. It is strange then that so soon afterwards we have seen such public and even Parliamentary disrespect for this principle over a footballer’s privacy – or lack of it. The rule of law means, ­Bingham says, […]

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