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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?

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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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Local authorities fight added liability

A case which is to go to the House of Lords could see more local authorities called to account for negligence, reports Roger Pearson A case with major implications in respect of social service and local authority accountability has been given leave by the Court of Appeal to go to the House of Lords. The […]

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Leeds firm Shulmans is hosting a general meeting of the Interlegal Network an international referral network of small to medium-sized commercial firms, with members in centres including Barcelona, Belfast, New York and Stockholm. The meeting runs between 8-10 May. Contact Jeremy Shulman on 0113 2452833.

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