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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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Arthur Cox takes on Dublin legend

Arthur Cox has hired one of the highest-profile corporate lawyers in Dublin as a partner in its corporate group. Until last week, Tom Courtney was an in-house lawyer with the Bank of Ireland Group. However, he is particularly well known as the chairman of Ireland’s statutory Company Law Review Group, which is the body charged […]

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Rawlison Butler has appointed four new assistants: Sally Dickinson from Hewitsons, Richard James from Mundays, Simon Keeler from Girlings and Michael Denmead from Larcomes. Lancashire personal injury firm Scott Rees & Co Solicitors has hired 11 new staff. They are: Greg Bannister from National Insurance Group, Peter Bland from Calculus, Gareth Deary from Keith Levin […]

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Jones Day and DWS: not an affair to rememberTransatlantic mergers may be back in vogue if Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s new ambitions are anything to go by, but one deal that isn’t going anywhere is Jones Day and Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS). In fact, it wasn’t even a deal worthy of the name. Hilariously, the much-vaunted […]

International eye: Asia

Donna Sawyer on the month in Asia: Global players follow US firms as push into China gathers pace Freshfields win seals its status as top foreign firm in China Cleary scoops £1.7bn advisory role on South Korean IPO Foreign firms in Japan gear up for work as new cartel laws are unveiled Foreign law firms […]

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