Focus – Environmental law: Force of nature

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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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Top Scottish QC joins Blackstone

Scotland’s leading barrister Richard Keen QC is set to take up membership with Blackstone Chambers. As dean of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, Keen effectively heads the Scottish bar. He has been involved in some of the UK’s top cases, including successfully defending Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, who was accused of orchestrating the Lockerbie […]

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MoFo posts rises in revenue and PEP

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has become the latest US firm to post year-end financial results that reveal a marginal increase in total revenue coupled with a significant hike in average profit per equity partner (PEP). Gross revenue at the West Coast firm grew by 5 per cent last year to $930.6m while PEP was up […]

Weil hires Willkie’s Faugérolas for Paris corporate push

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired corporate big-hitter Laurent Faugérolas from Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Paris office. Faugérolas’s appointment brings the number of partners in Weil’s French office to 18. At Willkie Farr Faugérolas advised on a number of high-profile deals, including acting for Sanofi-Synthélabo shareholder Total on its €57.7bn (£38.6bn) acquisition of Aventis in […]

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Revealed: the gender pay gulf dividing UAE counsel

Gulf-based male in-house lawyers can earn twice as much as their female counterparts, with top-earning men pocketing as much as £34,000 each month, according to a recent survey conducted by Elizabeth Williams Search. Top-end remuneration packages for male counsel with 12-15 years’ PQE in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is up to UAED200,000 (£34,080) per […]

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