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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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UK property fund LLC buys six prime London properties, including four in the City, with end value more than £200m. LLC, a joint venture between pension fund AEW and investor UKI, advised by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Alan Samson). Vendors: Henderson Investors advised by Simmons & Simmons (David Thompson); Hermes pension fund advised by Herbert […]

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France Telecom buys stake in Equant from the Sita Foundation; Equant merges with France Telecom’s US subsidiary Global One. France Telecom advised by Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (Jere Thomson), Linklaters & Alliance, Nauta Dutilh and investment bank Rothschild & Cie. Equant advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Allen & Overy and Morgan Stanley […]

New Board and Management for Euro-Link

Steuart Howie of Russel & Aitken, Edinburgh, becomes President; Philippe Bedard of Juris Audit International, Paris, Vice President; Chris Mitchell of Cartwrights, Bristol, Secretary and Paul Sillis of Collyer-Bristow, London, as Treasurer. They will form the executive of the association, whose board includes representation from the USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Luxembourg, Belgium and Denmark. Additionally, […]

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The deal is done. From 1 January 2001 Oppenhoff & Rädler will be known within Germany as Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler. The move was confirmed when the partners voted in favour of merging with Linklaters at the end of July. Oppenhoffs formed an alliance with Linklaters in early 1998, and in May 1999 elected Markus […]

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