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Latest Briefings

Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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White & Case debarred over conflicts in $2bn oligarch battle

White & Case has been disqualified from acting on one of its flagship cases, the $2bn oligarch litigation between Ukranian industrialist Victor Pinchuk and his rivals Gennady Bogoliubov and Igor Kolomoisky, after a conflict of interest. Mr Justice Field handed down his judgment granting a permanent injunction debarring White & Case from acting for Pinchuk […]

A Greek yoghurt conundrum

What constitutes Greek yoghurt in the eyes of the law? A year after Mr Justice Briggs smoothed out a major IP battle between two major yoghurt manufacturers, the case was back in the London courts for a second outing. This time around Lord Justices Longmore, Lewison and Kitchin delivered a legal definition for the healthy […]

Conyers advises on €400m senior secured notes offering by Smurfit Kappa Group

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised a consortium of financial institutions as purchasers in connection with a €400m (£330m) senior secured note offering issued by Smurfit Kappa Acquisitions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa Group, which supplies paper-based packaging products. In February 2013, €400m of senior secured notes due 2020 were issued, the proceeds of which are to […]

Eversheds research reveals young lawyers’ desire to reform the legal profession

A new breed of young lawyer is seeking to reform the legal sector, according to Eversheds’ recent ‘21st Century Law Firm: Inheriting a New World’ report. The law firm’s research revealed young lawyers’ global ambition and desire to modernise the more traditional aspects of the legal profession. According to the report, young lawyers are in […]

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