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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 […]

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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Former bankruptcy head finds new post

Dewey Ballantine’s former head of bankruptcy has jumped ship to Boston’s Ropes & Gray after nearly 20 years with the firm. Stuart Hirshfield has joined the Boston firm’s office in New York, where he will head up the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice. Hirshfield’s move is the latest step in Ropes & Gray’s attempts to […]

Giant killer joins Carr & Ferrell

The lawyer who stood up to Microsoft has resurfaced at West Coast tiddler Carr & Ferrell and has already landed his first high-profile case After three years as a businessman, before which he was former head of the technology group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Gary Reback has returned to the law. Reback is […]

Linklaters revenue up 14 per cent to £720m

Linklaters has reported a 14 per cent increase in turnover for the last financial year while profits per partner have crept up by 6 per cent.Of the magic circle, Linklaters’ £720m worth of turnover places it in third place behind Clifford Chance, which expects to report flat revenues of £1bn for the year, and Freshfields […]

Money for nothing

The recent spate of ‘golden goodbyes’ has sparked public outrage. Will the furore result in new legislation to curb payoffs to directors who perform badly? Or would that do more harm to business than good? Jon Robins finds out where the law stands When it comes to scoring easy political Bro-wnie points with the public, […]

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