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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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Specialist pensions-focused firm Sackers, consistently one of the UK 200’s top-performing boutiques, is putting on a brave face after reporting falling figures across the board for the 2013 calendar year. The firm saw revenue drop by 2 per cent last year, from £24.3m to £23.8m while net profit returned to its 2011 figure of £12m, […]

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Swedish polymer solutions company Trelleborg today announced that former Dometic Group general counsel Charlotta Grähs will replace Ulf Gradén as the company’s general counsel from 1 October. Grähs will take on a role as part of Trelleborg’s group management and act as secretary to its board of directors. She joins the company from her role […]

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Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos. The award, rendered on 18 July in the Hague, also sees Russia ordered to pay $60m in legal fees after a decade […]

Karanovic & Nikolic’s traditional summer internship commences

Karanovic & Nikolic’s traditional summer internship programme has begun. Four candidates have been chosen to spend one month working as trainees in the Belgrade office. The training received by the interns is similar to that of a newly graduated associate. Each intern is placed in four different practice areas with a designated mentor who shows […]

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