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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…

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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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Appleby enhances Jersey corporate group

Offshore giant Appleby has expanded its Jersey-based corporate and commercial practice with the appointment of two lawyers. Alastair Drummond, who specialises in property finance and banking law, joins as an advocate from Channel Islands rival Carey Olsen. Meanwhile, Sarah Bolton has relocated from Appleby’s Cayman Islands office. She joins the Jersey office as counsel, focusing […]

Links parachutes Tucker into NY as firm looks to conquer US

Linklaters‘ London-based global head of finance and projects John Tucker is relocating to New York to become the firm’s managing partner for the Americas. Tucker, who was originally seen as a favourite to succeed Tony Angel as firmwide managing partner, will assume the role of the Americas chief with responsibility for the New York and […]

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The Supreme Court’s overturning of the High Court’s not-guilty verdict on Ireland’s most famous insider dealing case is a crucial victory for businesses, say Conor McDonnell and Keith Smith “It used not to be considered any sort of sin to profit financially from the use of secret, private or privileged information. That was how fortunes […]

Survey reveals dissatisfaction of hourly billing with in-housers

In-house lawyers have hailed the C&I Group/BDO Stoy Hayward survey on law firm billing as a positive development in the ongoing debate on external counsel fees. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (26 September), the survey revealed that 97 per cent of in-house lawyers pay their firms using the hourly billing method, with 94 per cent […]

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