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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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Wilmer Cutler negates Brussels losses with star hire

The Brussels office of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering has bounced back from last month’s partner losses with an impressive senior appointment The firm has taken on former head of the EU Competition Directorate and chairman of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) appeals tribunal Professor Ehlerman.The former WTO man joined the firm’s Brussels office as counsel […]

Orchards furthers NY plan by doubling partner count

City corporate law firm Orchards has almost doubled its partner capacity with the hire of five partners, including Halliwell Landau’s senior corporate partner, as it plans a move into New York Patrick Heffernan, who is based in Halliwells’ London office, will be joined by MCI WorldCom’s international employment counsel Lynne Burns and Richards Butler media […]

Rambaud Martel takes on Parisian professor

Rambaud Martel has hired Michele Voisset, professor of law at the University of Paris While holding her academic post, Voisset has also advised the French Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry.

Panel firms prepared for Zurich Commercial rejig

Law firms on Zurich Commercial’s law panel face an imminent shake-up The three-year contracts won by 16 firms in 1999 are due for a reappraisal. A spokesperson for Zurich said: “We can confirm that we’re reviewing the legal panel at the moment and we’re hoping to make a decision by the end of June.” Zurich […]

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As a nation, we are inclined to make things difficult for ourselves If keeping up appearances means working far beyond the call of duty, never taking a lunch break or taking work home, then so be it. Stiff upper lip and all that, what?You would think, then, that West Coast Americans would take the opposite […]

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