Budget 2017 – lawyers’ react to announcements on stamp duty, digital infrastructure and more

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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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Norton Rose Sydney financial institutions head joins Ashurst ahead of Australian merger

Norton Rose Fulbright Sydney partner and head of financial institutions Chris Redden has left the firm for Ashurst, two weeks before Norton Rose’s merger with Australian firm Henry Davis York.

Redden has joined Ashurst’s Sydney office as a partner as part of the firm’s strategy to build up its project finance practice in Asia Pacific. He has advised on many international and cross-border financings across several sectors such as oil and gas, infrastructure, mining and energy.

Jonas Hankin QC prosecutes father found guilty of murder

Taxi driver Endris Mohammed has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for the murder of his two young children. He also received a 10-year concurrent sentence for attempting to murder his wife. Jonas Hankin QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers led the case for the prosecution. Last Friday, the jury at Birmingham Crown Court spent […]

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Deloitte loses tax team to Dentons in Russia

Dentons has hired Deloitte head of technology, media and telecoms Vasilii Markov as part of an eight-strong tax hire to grow its St Petersburg office. Markov, who will join as head of tax for Dentons’ St Petersburg office, was at Deloitte for over 11 years in the R&D and government incentives programme. He will be […]

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