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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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A sporting chance?

Sport is big business, and with the money has also come fraud. Michael Beloff QC and Brian Kennelly ask whether sporting bodies can keep pace with the cheats

Midlands firms go head to head over Birmingham site

A clutch of Midlands law firms are fighting over the same property in Birmingham. 1 Colmore Square will be completed in early 2004 and work will start to pedestrianise the area this October.The 193,000sq ft property will be rented out at £27.50 per square foot per year. It is understood that Pinsent Curtis Biddle, Martineau […]

Paragon completes £251m mixed-asset securitisation.

Lead manager Royal Bank of Scotland and trustee Citicorp advised by Herbert Smith. Paragon advised by Slaughter and May and Tods Murray and L’Estrange & Brett for the Scottish and Northern Irish aspects respectively.

Wind

According to Allen & Overy (A&O), it beat off competition from Clifford Chance and Linklaters & Alliance when it advised the lead arrangers on Wind’s first round of financing last year. The deal raised euro2.4bn (£1.45bn). It then advised the arrangers on Wind’s euro3.2bn (£1.93bn) financing for the universal mobile telecommunications system licence.Now Wind is […]

White & Case hires partner from De Bandt

White & Case is taking on a Linklaters & Alliance corporate partner in Brussels to spearhead the growth of a Belgian law transactional practice. Thierry Lohest is joining from Linklaters member firm De Bandt van Hecke Lagae & Loesch as White & Case’s first locally-qualified corporate partner in Belgium.Until now the practice has been based […]

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