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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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Lovells advises on Babcock & Brown fund sell off

Lovells has been instructed by a group of former Babcock & Brown staff who have bought out the failed firm’s €2.2bn (£1.9bn) European infrastructure fund. Babcock’s former senior partner Simon Gray, managing partner Toto Lo Bianco and five other partners have bought out the Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Fund (BBEIF) in their new company, […]

Attwaters

Essex firm Attwaters is a year into a five-year ­strategy last year that saw it install Sheenagh Parsons as ­managing partner. Under the new regime, Attwaters aimed to invest more heavily in the areas of corporate and ­private client and broaden the practice away from its ­traditionally largest areas of personal injury and ­clinical negligence. […]

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Eversheds man leads Cornish green team

Eversheds local government partner Stephen Cirell has been seconded to Cornwall Council to lead its green ­agenda. Cirell will become the ­programme director for environmental project manager Green Peninsula, which is advising the council on ­various green initiatives. His work will include advising on carbon reduction, district heating and renewable energy projects. Eversheds partner Judith […]

London time

As the deadline for responses to Lord Justice Jackson’s interim report on civil litigation costs draws closer, it is worth noting that across the City senior litigators are questioning the motives behind the review. In the first in a series of profiles by The Lawyer of leading litigation practices, Norton Rose global head of dispute […]

Outer Temple gears up for Saudi launch

Outer Temple Chambers is looking to expand its presence in the Middle East by opening in Saudi Arabia. The country is planning to open a series of economic cities aimed at attracting outside investment. One aim is to build an ­arbitration centre to emulate the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Outer Temple business development director […]

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