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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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Allen & Overy advises on landmark merger

Corporate partner, Michael Liu leads a team of eight lawyers from A&O’s Hong Kong office on the deal which sees the exchanges and clearing house consolidated into a single market operator. The new holding company, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited will be a profit making entity and will be listed on the Stock Exchange […]

Baker & McKenzie partner joins Goldman Sachs

David Green, who joins the investment bank in January, is the second partner Baker & McKenzie has lost to a client this year . The firm’s London office lost partner Graham Allan to client Cisco earlier this year. Green, who has been at Baker & McKenzie for 12 years, says it will be a “huge […]

Opinion

When Parliament enacted the Latent Damage Act (Section 14A Limitation Act 1980) it struck a fine balance between the unfairness of depriving claimants of their right of action before they know they have a claim, and the unfairness of making defendants face stale claims after documents have been destroyed and witnesses’ memories have faded. No […]

Oppenhoff & Rädler NY head quits for Kirkland & Ellis’ London office

Oppenhoff & Rädler’s New York head Thomas Verhoeven is quitting for US firm Kirkland & Ellis. Verhoeven is leaving the US to join Kirkland & Ellis’ London practice in January. He was an equity partner at Oppenhoffs and will fill the same position at Kirkland & Ellis. He was at Oppenhoffs for 22 years. Oppenhoffs […]

Home Office

Home Office awards groundbreaking IT 2000 PFI contract to the Sirius consortium, worth £350m during a 10-year period. The Home Office advised by CMS Cameron McKenna (Anthony Loring). The Sirius consortium comprised ICL, advised by Linklaters (Anne Vallely), PriceWaterhouse-Coopers, advised by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (Kit Burden) and Global Crossing.

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