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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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Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has bagged a new client, advising solar power start-up G24 Innovations (G24i) on its first-round venture capital financing. The firm is also advising on the acquisition of IP rights. FFW corporate partner Anthony Brockbank led the G24i team, with corporate partner Neil Foster advising on the acquisition of various patents. Boston […]

Judges set to assess barrister performance

Judges are set to pass judgment on the performance of barristers and could send them for extra training under a new scheme proposed by the Bar Standards Board. The bar’s regulator wants to introduce a quality assurance scheme to ensure that standards of advice and advocacy among barristers remain high. Bar Standards Board chair Ruth […]

Laytons swoops for axed Beachcroft team

Laytons has taken on the London-based private client team of Beachcroft, one of the departments axed in the firm’s recently-announced restructuring programme. Partner Julian Korn and his small team move to Laytons after it was decided that private client work was no longer part of Beachcroft’s strategy. Last week (9 November) it emerged that Beachcroft […]

Rambus scoops new GC

Technology licensing company Rambus has poached its new general counsel from computer chip supplier Xilinx. Thomas Lavelle joined as senior vice president and general counsel at Rambus, reporting to president and chief executive officer Harold Hughes. Lavelle has spent much of his career in-house at technology companies. He joined Xilinx in 1999 after spending more […]

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By now everyone who was at The Lawyer’s Legal Summit in Monte Carlo last weekend should be back at the grindstone. But the themes raised in the 17 sessions and discussed in detail by the 200 in-house and private practice lawyers will linger far longer in the memory than the two days of the annual […]

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