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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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Clifford Chance has succeeded in its attempt to secure a stay of execution for Jack Alderman, the US’s longest-serving death row prisoner. On Wednesday (17 October), Alderman was moved to the execution building in his Georgia jail. He was being prepared for execution when news of the stay came through at 4pm eastern time yesterday […]

Partnerships: Limited thinking

The Companies Act 2006 promises some big changes for limited-liability partnerships. Tina Williams and Daniel Sutherland report Corporate lawyers have been in a flurry, attending seminars, reading articles, updating precedents and generally getting ready for the upheavals the Companies Act 2006 will bring to their clients. Of course, as lawyers rarely practise in limited companies, […]

Eversheds flies in to survey Indian legal landscape

Eversheds is repositioning itself in anticipation of the liberalisation of the Indian market, with its new India head Gauri Advani flying out to the region for the first time since joining the firm. Advani, who was hired from Denton Wilde Sapte in July, joined the firm’s chairman Alan Jenkins and India group chair Parmjit Singh […]

To C or not to C

Clifford Chance‘s quality internal monthly mouthpiece has until now simply been called C – surely a stroke of minimalist genius. Nevertheless, Clifford Chance staffers are excited by the announcement that C is going to relaunch in time for Christmas. Even more exciting is the prospect of winning £200 worth of Amazon gift vouchers for the […]

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Opinion: Colonial management is destroying German firms

Heads of UK firms with German offices met a couple of years ago to determine that they ought to hold their respective German affiliates on a much shorter leash. London-based managing partners of UK law firms with German offices met, not so secretly, a couple of years ago to determine that they ought to hold […]

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