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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a new consumer protection duty of care for financial services firms.  Walker Morris Banking and Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain.

GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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Constants loses P&I ace to Ince & Co

Ince & Co has scored a major coup with the appointment of highly-regarded protection and indemnity (P&I) lawyer Graham Crane. Crane was a partner with 22-partner shipping firm Constant & Constant. His practice encompasses all aspects of dry shipping, with particular expertise in trade disputes, P&I and Defence Club matters. He also specialises in French […]

Simmons in talks for Beiten merger

BBLP alliance in jeopardy as ailing German firm turns to Simmons; Moquet Borde and Pavia left in the cold Simmons & Simmons is in negotiations with German firm Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener over the formation of an alliance.It is anticipated that if the alliance goes ahead it will be with a view to a […]

Manhattan transfers

Allen & Overy has big plans for New York. But can any UK firm really mount a serious challenge in Wall Street? Jon Robins reports The boardroom of Allen & Overy’s New York office, 24 floors above Madison Avenue, boasts a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline and well beyond. However, managing partner Carl Sheldon […]

Law Society ditches equal opportunities committee

As Bahl wins discrimination case, committee is dropped to save cash The Law Society, which was last week found guilty of sexual and racial discrimination against former vice-president Kamlesh Bahl, intends to abolish its equal opportunities committee.Last Thursday (5 July), an employment tribunal in Watford found that Bahl was racially and sexually discriminated against by […]

Firms wait on MoD's choice for Scotland

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is choosing a law firm to handle its provision of all legal services in Scotland. According to an MoD spokesman, the decision, based on a tendering process, should be announced in the next two weeks. The successful firm will advise the MoD on all its Scottish affairs for five years.Scottish […]

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