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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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In-house legal teams expect to be larger and in control of bigger budgets next year according to new research revealing a 60 per cent rise in headcount in EMEA in-house teams since 2010. According to legal recruitment specialist Laurence Simons, the size of the average legal department in EMEA countries has increased by a third […]

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Investor giant Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan appoints Davis as new general counsel

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Jeff Davis as its general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice-president of corporate affairs. Davis is thought to be replacing Melissa Kennedy, who held the role since July 2009. In his new position, Davis will oversee Teachers’ legal team, as well as its compliance, corporate communications, government and […]

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

Let us praise legal services. The positive news last week that the UK economy has surpassed its pre-recession peak in the second quarter of the year was attributed to the service sector: leisure, the creative economy, tourism and the City. And of course, helping to underpin the City’s contribution to the British economy is the […]

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel. The hard-fought tender process ended last month with 16 out of 25 competing firms winning roles on four separate panels. The review was led by operations legal director Saswata Mukherjee and will be repeated in 2016 (27 March 2014). […]

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