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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 […]

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SJ Berwin has appointed seven new partners. In London they are: Alex Leitch (litigation); Lewis Myers (property); Andrew Harris, Graham Nicholson and Mark Sanders (private equity group). In Madrid they are: Jullo Veloso Caro (corporate banking); and Javier Vicente Climent-Pallarés Morera (corporate tax). It has also recruited former Wilde Sapte IT director Simon Kosminsky. Hollis […]

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