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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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An interesting paper put out recently by Laura Empson, professor at Cass Business School is doing the rounds. It focuses on the ambiguities of law firm leadership. The study, titled Who’s in Charge? Exploring Leadership Dynamics in Professional Service Firms, parses the various structures of formal and informal power at several top (anonymised) private practice […]

A guide to buying a flying freehold apartment in Jersey

The ‘Loi (1991) sur la copropriété des immeubles bâtis’, also known as the ‘Flying Freehold Law’, was enacted to enable units (usually apartments) within buildings to be sold on a freehold basis instead of by share transfer. We will assume for the purpose of this briefing that we are dealing with an apartment. The law […]

Reform of the German Competition Law

After months of intense negotiations regarding the inclusion of German health insurance funds into the scope of merger control, the parties finally reached an agreement last week. Mergers of health insurance funds will now be subject to merger control clearance; however, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) will be required to involve the competent supervisory […]

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — July 2013

DLA Piper has released the July 2013 edition of Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence. The publication covers: Czech gambling law; live odds in Australia; the broadcast of excerpts of sporting events in France; TV rights rulings in Spain; digital signatures in Italy; and more. It also includes sports news from Canada, Spain, Italy, Russia and […]

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