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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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De Brauw takes on Unilever in-houser

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has hired Jaap Winter, legal adviser to Unilever’s managing board, as a partner Winter will join the Dutch firm at the beginning of next year. He is a specialist in company and securities law and will concentrate on company law advice and litigation.

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David Price wins first no-win no-fee libel victory for defendant

David Price Solicitors & Advocates has won what is believed to be the first successful libel case for a defendant using a conditional fee arrangement David Price now plans to launch a scheme to offer all defendant clients in libel cases the chance to run the case on a no-win no-fee basis.The firm won the […]

A site for sore eyes

Tulkinghorn’s done it!! He’s found an interesting law firm website. Usually the world of legal cyberspace is about as interesting as the radio version of Baywatch, but finally he has found one which stands out from the greyness.It belongs to Powers Phillips, a small firm based in Denver.Here is a sample from its welcome page: […]

Deals Summary

Allen & Overy (Roberto Casati) advised Montedison on the sale of its 56 per cent share in the Euronext-listed starch manufacturer Cerestar to food distributor Cargill. Cargill advised by Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May. Hobson Audley (Paul Taylor) advised Lighthouse Group in its acquisition of BWA Holdings for £2.1m. Lighthouse also raised £2.2m through […]

The IPO specialists

An analysis ALLEN & OVERYNumber of IPOs January 1999-June 2000: 8Number of IPOs July 2000-December 2001: 7 Had a good year considering, advising its banking clients. The equity capital markets team is still there and has allowed the firm to face up to its investment banking clients by mirroring the teams. However, partner Jonathan Lang […]

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