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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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GIBRALTAR firm Marrache & Co has announced plans to establish a presence in New York, only weeks after opening a London office under the direction of former Richards Butler lawyers. Managing partner Benjamin Marrache confirms the practice, which incorporates both barristers and solicitors under Gibraltan fused profession rules, is talking to a “top five” commercial […]

Basic instincts

The basics of debt litigation are often forgotten in the misguided pursuit of speed and cost cutting. Despite the obvious need for speed, litigators must not lose sight of the need to advise on the client’s overall transacting process, how the process can be improved and how the client can take steps to help themself. […]

In brief: Birketts brings in environmental partner

Ipswich firm Birketts has brought in former Cameron Markby Hewitt partner Andrew Bryce as a consultant in its environmental law division. Formerly the head of environmental services at Cameron Markby Hewitt, Bryce also runs his own specialist practice. He joins at the same time as Penningtons’ planning specialist Andrew Shallish. Birketts managing partner Bob Wright […]

In brief: Kuwaiti govt immune from jurisdiction

The article entitled ‘Kuwaiti government denied immunity’ on 6 June incorrectly stated that the government of Kuwait had been denied immunity in respect of an action by a former member of the Kuwaiti Air Force. The judgment was given in January 1994 following the plaintiff’s ex parte application for leave to serve out of the […]

Dentons picks up Pakistan telecomms contract

CITY firm Denton Hall has been signed by the Pakistani government to act in the planned sale of a US$1.5 billion share portfolio from the Pakistan Telephone Company. The sale, to an international telecomms group, is being handled by a consortium which includes Denton Hall, accountancy firm Coopers & Lybrand and merchant bank Morgan Grenfell. […]

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