India budget update: top points for multinationals

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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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Audrey Williams, partner and head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the recent opinion by the advocate-general that obesity could qualify as a disability. Few legal cases have attracted wider public interest recently than that of the Danish childminder whose case has generated debate about whether obesity is a disability. While legal clarification from […]

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The High Court has ordered the disclosure of documents held by Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood in the ongoing battle between Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov. Handing down judgment this morning (8 August) Mr Justice Popplewell approved the application by the bank’s solicitors Hogan Lovells, instructing Erskine […]

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Eversheds Saladžius associates Justina Šilinskaitė and Vaida Česnulevičiūtė have participated in, and were actively involved in, the discussions of the Meeting of World Lithuanian Youth. World Lithuanian Youth 2014 is an event of business, politics, science and culture, which is held every two years and is targeted at young individuals living both in Lithuania and abroad who […]

Slaughter and May eyes Asia growth

Never one to follow the crowd, elite UK firm Slaughter and May is bucking yet another trend by investing in its Asia practice. As we revealed in this year’s The Lawyer Asia-Pacific 150, international firms have been reassessing their positions in the region, holding back on expansion while local independents have been going for growth. […]

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