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GDPR risks for retailers

By Jeanette Burgess, Gwendoline Davies Much of the focus in the retail and legal press in recent months has been on the eye-watering level of fines which data protection regulators can impose for infringements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. However in this mini-series Walker Morris’ Heads of Regulatory & Compliance and […]

Swiss Lower House approves corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 12 September 2018, the Swiss National Council (Lower House– Nationalrat – Conseil national) approved the revised version for a corporate tax reform (“Tax Proposal 17”). It is based on the Government’s proposal issued in March 2017 and on the version negotiated in the Upper House (Ständerat – Conseil des États) in […]

Angola’s Shipping Law Review

By Joao Afonso Fialho, Jose Miguel Oliveira, Angela Viana The fifth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes with an overview of the key issues relevant to multiple jurisdictions. We have again invited contributions on the law of leading maritime nations, including both major flag states and […]

UK Government’s plans for competition law regime if there’s no Brexit

By Simon Barnes On 13 September 2018, the UK government published guidance on the application of competition law and merger control if there is no Brexit deal. The guidance forms part of the Government’s broader publication of technical notices to help businesses and individuals understand and prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit scenario. Consistent with current […]

Social housing – Monthly Law Update

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing include: Charity automatic disqualification rules: changes to the law Government legal panel confirms the validity of electronic signatures Social Housing Green Paper: housing associations must adapt to “new norm Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing? All supported housing funding to […]

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Profits fall at Davis Polk and Skadden

Average profit per equity partner fell 15 per cent to $2.05m last year at Davis Polk & Wardwell, it has emerged. Although the New York-headquartered firm managed to post flat revenue growth for 2008, remaining at $767m, the collapse of its core financial services markets was reflected in its bottom line. “Davis Polk is likely […]

DLA Piper posts solid results after layoffs

DLA Piper’s EMEA and Asian businesses today reported a 16.2 per cent revenue hike for the 2008 financial year. The international firm boosted revenue from £503m in 2007 up to £584.9m during 2008. The EMEA and Asia group far outshone the firm’s US practice, which reported a growth of just 3.8 per cent for 2008 […]

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Gate expectations: Adil Hussain, Gatehouse Bank

Gatehouse Bank legal head Adil Hussain has big ambitions – both for the fledgling bank and for Islamic finance. Tom Phillips reports. Full of ambition, Gatehouse Bank is the ­latest Islamic bank to open in London. Owned by Kuwaiti investment company Securities House, Gatehouse was granted its licence to operate in the UK by the […]

Colt kicks off hunt for Euro advisers

Colt Telecom has begun the search for new legal advisers to work across its European network. The telecommunications provider ;already ;has ­preferred firms in each European jurisdiction, but is planning to hire sole advisers for employment, regulatory and commercial work across the region. Colt has also reduced the number of suppliers it uses in each […]

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