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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&O, CC advise on first Kuwaiti sukuk

Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) have both landed roles on the first Kuwaiti convertible sukuk. Clifford Chance advised lead arranger Barclays Bank while A&O was instructed by the issuer International Investment Group (IIG) on the $200m (£101.61m) first sharia-compliant convertible bond in Kuwait. Clifford Chance partner Simon Sinclair, who led on the deal, […]

DWS hikes salaries by 17 per cent

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is the latest firm to announce salary increases, with a 17 per cent rise for newly qualified (NQ) lawyers. NQs will now be paid £62,000, up from £53,000, while first-year trainees have received a 20 per cent rise, from £30,000 to £36,000. The move comes after City firms announced dramatic hikes […]

DLA Piper finds figures to fit in

Not to be outdone by the flurry of results announcements coming out of the legal community, DLA Piper, which reports on a calendar-year basis, has come up with unaudited figures for the UK financial year. According to the firm, revenue on the non-US side of its business during the UK financial year totalled £445m, up […]

Collyer Bristow boosts partnership by 10 per cent

Collyer Bristow has kicked off the new financial year with the addition of three new partners, boosting the size of the partnership by around 10 per cent. The firm has hired corporate partner Chris Parr from KSB Law and employment specialist Victoria Grieg from Solnick & Co. Rosamond McDowell has been promoted to partner in […]

Simmons knocked from UK top 10 as revenue rise falls short

Turnover at Simmons & Simmons has increased by 10 per cent, from £227m to £250.6m, during the last financial year. The relatively small rise means Simmons has been leapfrogged by Ashurst and relegated from the top 10 firms in the UK ranked by revenue. Silver circle firm Ashurst revealed an impressive 28.5 per cent rise […]

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