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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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Dr Michael Burg joins corporate practice at DLA Piper’s Cologne office

DLA Piper has announced that Dr Michael Burg has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner in the Cologne office. Burg joins from White & Case, where he was a partner in the corporate/M&A practice. He has extensive knowledge in advising domestic and foreign companies, strategic investors and financial investors, banks and political institutions […]

Important judgment in PwC v Saad Investments Company and Singularis Holdings

The Court of Appeal for Bermuda (Zacca P, Auld JA and Bell AJA) has delivered an important judgment about the jurisdiction of the Bermuda court to assist foreign liquidators by ordering the production of documents by persons in Bermuda. The interplay or conflict between the decisions of the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court […]

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Hogan Lovells agrees South African merger with former Eversheds ally

Hogan Lovells has confirmed it will merge with full-service South-African outfit Routledge Modise on 1 December. Routledge Modise is expected to relaunch as Hogan Lovells in early 2014. The Johannesburg-based office consists of 120 lawyers, including 40 partners, and specialises in corporate and commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, energy, mining and employment, with clients such […]

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Dechert’s fee dispute – a sign of things to come?

For a while now legal business soothsayers have been forecasting an increase in fee disputes between solicitor and client. The news that ENRC is contesting an extremely high proportion (almost 70 per cent, or £11m) of Dechert’s £16m legal bill might be the result of a freak storm, but equally it could portend a deeper […]

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