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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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Penningtons forges links in former Soviet state

CITY and Home Counties firm Penningtons is acting for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a proposed loan to a major Belarussian company. A team from the company and commercial department headed by partner Roger Duncan is advising on ownership and security of assets and will regularly be visiting factories in the capital […]

Property

Macfarlanes acted for Ashby Developments in the extension of United Biscuits’ warehouse facility at Flagstaff 42. BP Collins & Co acted for United Biscuits. Berwin Leighton acted for Hyfleet, part of the British Land group which provided finance.

Good neighbours

While Australian and New Zealand law firms are similarly structured to those in the US, Canada or the UK, the profession in Australia and New Zealand has been going through a number of structural changes in recent years. Australia’s federal system, containing at least five significant commercial centres, has encouraged the development of national firms […]

Teams line up in Welsh Water's bid for Swalec

Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith were in pole position in the £872 million Welsh Water bid for Welsh regional electricity company Swalec. The bid was delayed to coincide with the latest valuation of the National Grid. Swalec is one of the 12 regional electricity company (REC) shareholders in the grid, the sale of which […]

Flotations

Ashurst Morris Crisp advised Alco Standard Corporation in its £23.5 million recommended cash offer for Copymore.

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