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Research: Data breaches threaten customer trust in Open Banking

By Brian Craig Our latest research finds that customer trust and understanding of Open Banking is increasing, but companies need to counter the impact of high profile data breaches happening elsewhere. TLT research highlights a growing tension between data sharing – the basic tenet of Open Banking – and high profile data breaches, as customers […]

Bulgaria: Competition authority penalises A1 Bulgaria EAD for cancelling agreement

By Galina Petkova With Decision No. 1308 of 22 November 2018, the Commission for the Protection of Competition (the “CPC“) fined A1 Bulgaria EAD (“A1“) BGN 840,340 for cancelling a partnership agreement with its main commercial representative. The CPC decided that the cancellation was effectively a violation of Article 37a (1) of the Protection of Competition Act (the “PCA“), which prohibits abuse of dominant […]

Guide to new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics

By Vivian den Bakker The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport ( VWS ) published a guide on 30 November 2018 with the most important changes in relation to the new European regulations concerning medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. The new regulations set stricter requirements for manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices for market authorization in the European Union. In addition, the […]

Case law update: December 2018

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd – Employer held liable for managing director’s violent conduct The Court of Appeal has found a company vicariously liable for the violent conduct of its managing director at a Christmas party where the attack left an employee severely disabled.

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The big four’s magic realism

Five years ago the magic circle was having a terrible time. All the running was being made by highly profitable, London-focused silver circle firms. Clifford Chance and Linklaters were indulging in internal culling; Freshfields was dithering and Allen & Overy (A&O) was, frankly, going off the boil. How things have changed. But which of the […]

Simmons & Simmons: on the up

So Simmons & Simmons has put its profitability woes firmly to bed. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table So Simmons & Simmons has put its profitability woes firmly to bed. As revealed by TheLawyer.com (26 June 2008), the firm has boosted its average profit per equity partner (PEP) by 22 per cent to £647,000, […]

Bash of the titans

Two events in the summer calendar that the bigwigs of the legal profession often want to attend – The Lawyer Awards aside, of course – are the parties of the Bar Council and the Law Society. But this year the two representative bodies were left fighting for guests after they failed to check with each […]

White & Case rebuilds with Wall appointment

White & Case rebuilds with Wall appointment” />White & Case has appointed former chairman Duane Wall as head of the firm’s global bank advisory practice. The move is a response to the loss of prominent financial services regulatory partner and former head, Kevin Barnard, who left to join Arnold & Porter with fellow partner Alan […]

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