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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 […]

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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 […]

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Study in Hong Kong

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System is 'incorruptible' say judges

SENIOR judges have defended the current process of judicial appointment as the fairest and most effective system for sustaining an “incorruptible, impartial and expert” judiciary. And most other alternative processes proposed so far would “inevitably” lead to the politicisation of the judiciary, the judges warn in a submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee. The […]

In brief: Shoosmiths builds new office block

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Frankfurt recruit

* Freshfields has hired another senior German lawyer to work in its Frankfurt office. Alexander Mentz, previously with German chemical company Degussa AG, has joined the 16-strong office.

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